Here's the rest of the List:
The Top Ten Words of 2007
1. Hybrid – Actually Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV). Chosen to represent all things green from biodiesel to wearing clothes made of soy, to global warming to living with a zero-carbon footprint. (From the Latin hybrida, a variation of ibrida for "mongrel," specifically "offspring of a sow and a wild boar,")
2. Surge - The controversial political and military strategy of winning the war in Iraq.
3. Bubble – As in housing bubble, bursting. Also, Credit crunch.
4. Smirting – The new-found art of flirting while being banished outside a building for smoking.
5. Pb – The symbol lead, Atomic No. 82. The culprit in innumerable toy recalls this year.
6. Ideating – Latest in a long line of verbalisms: the descendent of concepting and efforting.
7. Ω-3 (Greek letter omega-3) -- Also written as Omega 3; the healthy fatty acid.
8. Cleavage – As in ‘woman of cleavage,’ a touchy campaign subject.
9. Amigoization -- Increasing Hispanic influence in California, the Southwest and into the Heartland.
10. Bluetooth – A technology to connect electronic devices by radio waves.
According to the Global Language Monitor we are just 4,884 words away from 1,000,000 from the estimated number of words in the English Language.
The GLM was one of the items on REFDESK Site of the Day which was YEAR IN REVIEW. Link here: http://www.refdesk.com/2007best.html
Also on the list of Year In Review are the following LISTS:
- Amazon: Best Books of 2007
- Consumer Reports: The Best Cars of 2007
- Google: Year-end Zeitgeist for 2007
- Merriam Webster: Words of the Year 2007
- Nielsen Ratings: Most popular trends among Americans during 2007
- PC World: The 100 Best Products of 2007
- PC World: Biggest Tech Disappointments of 2007
- Popular Science: Best of What's New 2007
- State of the States 2007
- Time Magazine: 50 Top 10 Lists of 2007 - The powerful, the profound, the painful and the peculiar: These are the most noteworthy news events of the year.
- Time Magazine: Best Inventions of 2007
- Top Ten Astronomy Pictures of 2007
- Top 10 Baby Names of 2007
- Global Language Monitor: Top Ten Words of 2007
- USNews: Best Hospitals 2007
- World's Worst Polluted Places 2007
- Yahoo: Top Searches Trends in 2007
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