Webster’s New World Dictionary is choosing its word of the year for 2008. The final five candidates are:

Just go to the online ballot to cast your vote. But, IMHO, the choice is easy. I’d never heard of two of these words and I’ve never used two others. But one of these words I’ve deployed many times — and I suspect it’s going to remain in the lexicon around far longer than, say, selective cybernasia sickness.  

2 Responses to “Word of the year: Cast your ballot”

  1. Bryan says:

    Oh Sweet Jesus….someone has finally recognized cyberchondriacism!

  2. Charlotte Miller says:

    If there is a category for most overused word, I vote for “initiative.” Couple that with “start-up” and we have god-awful wordiness…

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