Google me a Dracula sneeze, cuddle a sea kitten and tweet it, baby…

The word geek in me always salivates in anticipation of the American Dialectic Society‘s word(s) of the year unveiling, usually in the first week or so of January. Friday was the day.

I’ll save you a google. Here’s the press release, complete with death panel, teabaggers and birthers. Now, if you’ll ‘scuse me, I’ve got some sea kittens to pet.



Word of the year

Tweet: noun, a short message sent via the service, and verb, the act
of sending such a message.

Word of the decade

Google: Verb meaning “to search the Internet.” Generic form of the trademarked “Google,” the world’s dominant Internet search engine.

Most creative (2009)

Dracula sneeze: Covering one’s mouth with the crook of one’s elbow when sneezing, seen as similar to popular portrayals of the vampire Dracula, in which he hides the lower half of his face with a cape.

Most unnecessary (2009)

Sea kittens: fish (according to PETA)


4 Responses

  1. […] ‘I really thought blog would take the honors in the word of the decade category, but more people google than blog, don’t they? Plus, many people think ‘blog’ just sounds ugly. Maybe Google’s trademark lawyers would have preferred it,… Google Me A Dracula Sneeze, Cuddle A Sea Kitten And Tweet It, Baby […]

  2. nice tips thanks for discussing, hope you had the best new year.

  3. Thanks, Shiloh. Same to you.

  4. Speaking about kittens, mine did something so cute today. She keeped jumping around trying to chase a fly and eventually got dizzy and started walking funny. I wish I video taped it because it was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

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