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2009-12-01 08:05:00

Even though the year isn't quite over, Microsoft reports that "Twitter" was one of the top searches on Bing.

2009-06-28 10:00:17

The death of American pop singer Michael Jackson is one of the top stories of the 21st century for mainstream and Internet media, language analysts said. In the 48 hours after his death Thursday, Jackson moved to the ninth spot in traditional global print and electronic media, and No.

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2009-06-10 12:20:00

Web 2.0 became the one-millionth word or phrase in the English language on Wednesday.

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2009-05-28 23:20:00

English is about to get its millionth word, a Texas wordsmith says.

2009-02-15 01:05:35

The top fashion buzzwords during the current time of economic hardship are Chiconomics and Michelle Obama, or so says the Global Language Monitor. The fashion world is affected by the global economic meltdown like everyone else this year and are reflected in this season's buzzwords like Chiconomics and Recessionist, said Millie Payack, the monitor's fashion correspondent.

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2008-12-22 11:30:00

The global media uses the term Christmas more than 600 percent more often than the less specific term holiday season, a US language group says.

2008-12-02 10:30:00

Change was the English word used most often in the world's media and on the Internet in 2008, and Barack Obama was the top name, U.S. researchers say. The top phrase in 2008 was financial tsunami, says Paul J.J.

2008-11-20 12:20:59

Cloud computing is one of the most popular yet confusing technological buzzwords used by society this year, an Austin, Texas, group said Thursday. The Global Language Monitor said in a news release the term, which portrays the Internet as a cloud accessed through programs and services, is one of 2008's most confusing yet popular techisms. Other top 2008 buzzwords, the group said, are green washing and, appropriately, buzzword compliant. Green washing refers to the marketing of a product in a...

2006-08-27 12:13:57

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Truthiness" and "Wikiality" -- two of the words popularized by political satirist Stephen Colbert on his TV show "The Colbert Report"-- were named on Sunday the top television buzzwords of the year.

2006-04-21 18:59:25

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It's a Nubian tribe, the word for "rose" in Persian, the "sun" in Sanskrit and, oh yes, it's also an obscure variation on the Hebrew name Sarah and refers to form of an Alpaca's wool.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.