Word of the Year: 2009 Edition

I’d like to nominate the Jim Henley-coined word “Barastroika!” as the best new word of 2009. Someone might top it, but it’s going to have to be a hell of a word.

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Comments

  1. Jim Henley says:

    Seconded!

  2. G.A.Phillips says:

    This word of the year thing is now irrelevant, from 2007 forward into the end of time the words HOPE&CHANGE shall be tied for number one!!! Hell, I also will call for changing zero into one for the numerical symbol that represents first place cause zero comes fist anyway, it’s only fair.

  3. John Burgess says:

    I prefer ‘Obamarama’. It makes sense without knowing any foreign words… or history.

  4. Michael says:

    I prefer ‘Obamarama’. It makes sense without knowing any foreign words… or history.

    And here I thought that the connection to foreign history was what made it the word of the year.