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You may recall last year our editors selected an unusual, rare word, a tongue-twister of sorts as the 2011 Word of the Year. We picked tergiversate which means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.; equivocate.” We debated at length about whether to choose a newly relevant word, like Occupy or Arab Spring, but decided on a rare word that summed up the tone of the year. See our rationale behind picking tergiversate here.

To be honest, though, 2012 has been pretty boring when it comes to words. There wasn’t a tebowing or a pinking. Even the political campaigns were pretty boring. (Luckily, none of the candidates replicated Sarah Palin’s malapropism, refudiate.)

What word do you think we should pick as the 2012 Word of the Year? Do any words encompass the events and general sentiment of 2012?

904 Comments

  1. John Brandt -  November 19, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    My word suggestion is: stalegate to describe the condition of our governmental system.

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  2. cleobagerocks -  January 14, 2013 - 10:20 am

    all of those things crak me up o wiat they wake me up lol
    i know iknow thats not funny

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  3. Ray -  January 3, 2013 - 3:45 pm

    Coin one–”MAYASMA ATTACK…!”

    We had some special events this year–

    1. NASA’s Thor’s Day 12-20-2012 Asteroid Strike Day–Bring your own hammer, (NASA is ‘different’ that way)…

    2. And NASA Mars just got ‘popadopulated’–(See my youtube video of Mars Zoo–30 images of geologically recent fish, eels, reptiles and mammals, dinosaurs and humans…);

    3. And NASA went “Johnson Style”–(another youtube take on Psy’s “Gangnam Style”)…

    So–2012 was a tie between Gangnam Style, and NASA…

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  4. Nonny -  December 20, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    The word should be opulent or transient because that is what the year was like.

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  5. e -  December 13, 2012 - 9:43 am

    …btw, the word of the year is usually something relavent to current events or has become widespread in media usage. some of these suggestions are just bombastic words.

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  6. e -  December 13, 2012 - 9:40 am

    Sequestration – the technical term for the “fiscal cliff”. Looks like it will happen as of today.

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  7. Rich -  December 11, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    Evince

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  8. Ethan -  December 3, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Voice.
    Since it is an election year, this year’s word should be voice because it runs with the theme and also helps to understand what a voice is.

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  9. Nikole S. -  December 3, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    My Choices:
    Twitter
    Facebook
    forgetable
    dumb
    LONG
    boring
    Trey Songz
    I have nothing else to say. OH wait yes i do!
    HIIIII

    -Nikki

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  10. Anon3 -  December 1, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    It should be somethinng that describes an issue in the world today like, hecatomb

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  11. Anonymous -  December 1, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    Hecatomb, it’s sad but true

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  12. Anomunus -  November 28, 2012 - 2:38 pm

    Incomprehensible!!!

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  13. din -  November 26, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    somniferous

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  14. tia -  November 26, 2012 - 10:05 am

    sorry for writing that

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  15. Annette -  November 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    Would “fiscal cliff” qualify, as the term consist of two words, not one (but it is one concept)?

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  16. Paul -  November 20, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    As one who lives in one of the “battleground states,” and having been subjected to the most expensive barrage of mudslinging television commercials since March, I believe the word of the year should be “obfuscate.”

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  17. Louise Mihay -  November 20, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Word for 2012: dumbed-down

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  18. Krishnamurthy Natarajan -  November 20, 2012 - 8:56 am

    My choice of Word of the Year (2012) : “cliff-hanger”= n. 1. a situation of great suspense occurring usually at the end of a chapter in a book, scene in a film, or episode in a serial. 2. a serial in which each episode ends in suspense. 3. a situation, as in a competition or election, in which the outcome is uncertain until the very end. (Reader’s Digest Universal Dictionary)

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  19. 2CooL4U -  November 20, 2012 - 4:36 am

    #RATCHET

    #YOLO

    #SWAG

    #TAKEYOURPICK2012

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  20. Bubba -  November 19, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    DYSTOPIA DYSTOPIA DYSTOPIA DYSTOPIA DYSTOPIA DYSTOPIA

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  21. Karen -  November 19, 2012 - 8:53 am

    tran·scend (trn-snd)
    Because good will prevail, despite the machinations of evil.

    v. tran·scend·ed, tran·scend·ing, tran·scends
    v.tr.
    1. To pass beyond the limits of: emotions that transcend understanding.
    2. To be greater than, as in intensity or power; surpass: love that transcends infatuation.
    3. To exist above and independent of (material experience or the universe): “One never can see the thing in itself, because the mind does not transcend phenomena” (Hilaire Belloc).
    v.intr.
    To be transcendent; excel.

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  22. Jacob Hine -  November 19, 2012 - 8:46 am

    The 2012 word of the year should be: (Obama)

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  23. FLORIDAUSA -  November 19, 2012 - 8:40 am

    Simulacrum
    Quagmire
    Impasse
    Internecine
    Textonym

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  24. bag -  November 19, 2012 - 8:31 am

    Word of the year: and

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  25. Zunic -  November 19, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Advanced should be the word of the year, even though it is not that fancy, it perfectly describes what is going on in the US, the USA is advancing to fast, along with the rest of the word.

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  26. Valerie -  November 19, 2012 - 8:12 am

    Random

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  27. raerae -  November 19, 2012 - 8:06 am

    figglebustaa

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  28. c'dara "bosschick"manuel -  November 19, 2012 - 7:58 am

    i thnk it shuld b yoloquacoiswag
    cuz you love once to do all yo talkn and be swagged out so there it is?>>><3<3,<3<##<3<3,33,#,#,#?,3<3?<

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  29. vote for eastwooding -  November 19, 2012 - 7:47 am

    eastwooding

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  30. timmy -  November 19, 2012 - 7:47 am

    quagmire

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  31. Mackenzie -  November 19, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Is it possible to find out the most common searched word? If so it should be the most common searched word.

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  32. Sim -  November 19, 2012 - 7:13 am

    ‘OMNISHAMBLES’ describing the politics in Southern Africa!

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  33. Mrs. Z -  November 19, 2012 - 7:10 am

    No wait for the whole year all around the world it should be interesting because the year was very interesting.

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  34. Mrs. Z -  November 19, 2012 - 7:05 am

    I think the word to describe the year 2012 would be horrendous mainly in america because the goverment was terrible

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  35. elisha -  November 19, 2012 - 7:03 am

    olympics

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  36. Deirdre -  November 19, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Verisimilitude

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  37. Rodney Thomas -  November 19, 2012 - 6:15 am

    I believe that the word of the year should be, President, and or elections. Not only did we have people debating on social networking sites about who’d be a better president. We did have elections. The battle between Romney and Obama was very exciting. I was on my toes the whole time, and I heard president a lot over the past year. The buzz about this election year was pretty high. So my thoughts on the word of the year would be President.

    ( P.S. I am very happy with Obama being president. )

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  38. Matt -  November 19, 2012 - 6:03 am

    Insecurity

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  39. Chris Cotter -  November 19, 2012 - 5:51 am

    I believe that the 2012 Word of the Year should be Aladeen. Aladeen, from the movie, “The Dictator” is anything and everything. Aladeen means good and bad, happy and sad, and even love and hate. To say, “The government is very aladeen,” could mean that the government is great or terrible. Aladeen is the perfect word to sum up the entire 2012 year.

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  40. Evan -  November 19, 2012 - 5:50 am

    Or #hashtag

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  41. Evan -  November 19, 2012 - 5:48 am

    I think that the 2012 word of the year should be Oppa Gangnam Style

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  42. DDDictionary -  November 19, 2012 - 5:48 am

    yes i believe fritter is the ideal word to describe the state of the union as well as the state of the global community. We are terribly lacking in fritters at the moment, and this is creating negative unforseen consequences on our global politics and economy, notably seen in the rising inequality over the past decade. If the United States encouraged frittering, many of our poverty and inequality problems would be solved, and we would be a positive role model for the world to follow. Fritters have so much untapped potential, it is time for the world to realize this.

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  43. Nerrie -  November 19, 2012 - 5:42 am

    Surely the word of the year should be “Jubilympics”? How many times does the combination of the Queen’s Jubilee and the London Olympics occur in the same year? If a year is going to be defined in one word then Jubilympics has to be it.

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  44. CCDictionary -  November 19, 2012 - 5:41 am

    I concuer with DDictionary

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  45. DDictonary -  November 19, 2012 - 5:37 am

    FRITTER!!!!!
    OR A VARRIATION
    EG.
    FRITTAH
    FRIATIT
    FRITFRIT
    FRITFRAT

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  46. brighe -  November 19, 2012 - 5:03 am

    Secession.

    People in all fifty states are preposing to separate they’re state from the United States of America. (To form a new country.)
    Even if it doesn’t work out, they are making a statement. they are unhappy with how this country is being run.

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  47. brighe -  November 19, 2012 - 4:57 am

    RATCHET!

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  48. Etov -  November 19, 2012 - 4:41 am

    Hypocrisy

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  49. Mara Thomsen -  November 19, 2012 - 3:54 am

    MAINSTREAM or DOPE or SWAG or UBER or YOLO or YODO (you only die once) .

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  50. Mara Thomsen -  November 19, 2012 - 3:52 am

    naah, not all those other words.
    It should be ‘MAINSTREAM’ or ‘SWAG’ or ‘UBER’

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  51. meee -  November 19, 2012 - 3:38 am

    supercalifragilisticexpeealidocus

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  52. Silvermist -  November 19, 2012 - 2:53 am

    Serendipity. I’ve always been a fan of this word.

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  53. Amrinder Singh Kaler -  November 19, 2012 - 2:15 am

    KHARKU , it is Punjabi language word, it means revolutionary in English.

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  54. JollyBoyJohn -  November 19, 2012 - 2:12 am

    It’s should be hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. It’s just one of those words which shouldn’t be here but gives us a laugh anyway.

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  55. Ramanujam Sekar -  November 19, 2012 - 1:59 am

    “Lallapalooza” – Word of the year 2012

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  56. John Miller -  November 19, 2012 - 12:31 am

    Apathetic

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  57. EJ Rotert -  November 19, 2012 - 12:07 am

    Twinkies.

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  58. Pj -  November 18, 2012 - 11:43 pm

    I think it should be GANGNAM STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. Abish -  November 18, 2012 - 11:02 pm

    Malakie….lol….

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  60. lawrence -  November 18, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    THe disaster year

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  61. you -  November 18, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    word of the year mmmmmmmmm Hakuna Matata

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  62. Bob Hectic -  November 18, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    swag

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  63. Bob Hectic -  November 18, 2012 - 10:17 pm

    the word should be bob or maybe something bigger like anthropomorphism

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  64. Ng Jun-Kai -  November 18, 2012 - 8:24 pm

    Morbid? Because it was speculated as the end of the world?

    Presidential? Because there was a presidential election that sparked the creation of 2 dishes?

    Awful? Because it is awfully boring?

    Sleepy? Because it causes me to sleep more than usual.

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  65. Perry Turner -  November 18, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    Anachronism
    It seems that now every thing is old after it’s been in existence for a month, so I think that this would be a greatword for the year.

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  66. KRobinson -  November 18, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    malarkey

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  67. Richard Queen -  November 18, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    TREASON!!!

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  68. icyfurball -  November 18, 2012 - 7:03 pm

    pseudoapocolyptic

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  69. Frank -  November 18, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    vapid, as in “With the continued vapid leadership I see no solution in sight to the mounting debt and deficit.”

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  70. Chelsea -  November 18, 2012 - 6:33 pm

    I believe the word of the year should be HOPE. HOPE is the only thing that can’t be taken from us. HOPE has pulled us through difficult times before and it always will, which is why I believe it should be the word of the year.

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  71. REFSd -  November 18, 2012 - 6:10 pm

    Ithink the word of the year should be…. YOUR MOM

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  72. slr -  November 18, 2012 - 6:05 pm

    Peroration is my word.

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  73. Delaney -  November 18, 2012 - 5:52 pm

    i think it should be…

    DELANEY

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  74. Sarah -  November 18, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    STUFF
    Superstition, stereotypical, fear, psychic, Mayan, calender, crisis, end-of-the-world, fake, misread, history, sensitivity, economic, economy, misfortune, junk, galactic, interpretation, misinterpretation, space, closed, placid, acid, vibrissa, vibrant, plain, unvarying, love, hate, death, suicide, drug, animals, unity, peace, war, nuclear, warnings, signs, spare, wary, beware, aware, unaware, conspiracy, unfairness, fairness, rights, racism, prejudice, unwelcome, welcome, Sandy, superstorm, Global Warmi think the word of the year should be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, because it is a long random word with no true meaning and to me and my family that is how this year has gone long and meaningless.
    Read more at http://hotword.dictionary.com/2012woty/#PzcQ0ATW6ku1w7se.99 inSecession2012 word of the year : Legit.
    Read more at http://hotword.dictionary.com/2012woty/#PzcQ0ATW6ku1w7se.99

    Nullification

    Legalization

    All great words that end up promoting freedom and liberty – something this country desperately needs more of.

    Read more at http://hotword.dictionary.com/2012woty/#PzcQ0ATW6ku1w7se.99 g, pollution, glacial melting, glacial, melting, heat, Climate Change, magnetic, changes, North, South, technology, failure, revolutionary
    Read more at http://hotword.dictionary.com/2012woty/#PzcQ0ATW6ku1w7se.99 (putnam)Forward.How about “irrelevant.”one word could possibly win…

    APOCALYPSE

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  75. serena -  November 18, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Achievement

    This year has been such an achievement.

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  76. TROLOL -  November 18, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Definitely troll.

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  77. hidden blade -  November 18, 2012 - 4:40 pm

    No actually it’s “meme”.

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  78. lish -  November 18, 2012 - 4:35 pm

    peasant

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  79. Zabari -  November 18, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Defunct. Because our world is becoming less and less functioning.

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  80. mark -  November 18, 2012 - 4:04 pm

    obamanable- a condition that goes from bad to worse by deliberate choice

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  81. meg -  November 18, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    Frolic!

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  82. mg -  November 18, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    mudsling

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  83. Drew -  November 18, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    Socialmedia

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  84. jenny -  November 18, 2012 - 3:36 pm

    WICKED

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  85. bell -  November 18, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    it should totally be exhausapated

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  86. Crystal -  November 18, 2012 - 2:53 pm

    I think the word of the year 2012 should be one of these….
    Freedom
    election
    Sandy
    Debt
    financial issues
    money
    deprivation
    poverty
    economy.
    world
    hunger
    love

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  87. Maddy -  November 18, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    I think the word of the year should be horror, horrible, or something along that line. Considering all the bad things that have happened in 2012.

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  88. Mary -  November 18, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    Romnesia

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  89. Will -  November 18, 2012 - 2:19 pm

    The word should be YOLO.

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  90. nilai -  November 18, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    higgs-boson

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  91. Isabella -  November 18, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Epilogue. Quite a few important things ended in 2012, as well as the world, according to the Mayans.
    So, yeah, 2012 is an epilogue.

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  92. Khaz -  November 18, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    Grindstone

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  93. Jason -  November 18, 2012 - 1:37 pm

    SWAG all the way!

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  94. lexi -  November 18, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    or Awesomeness

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  95. lexi -  November 18, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    I think the word of the year should be Democracy, Democratic or OBAMA!!!

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  96. Alleynrt -  November 18, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    Romnesia should be the word of the year. We sure had enough of it going around.

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  97. Clarkewithe -  November 18, 2012 - 1:09 pm

    Mendacious, for sure. It was all anyone could talk about

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  98. Ryan -  November 18, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    Prestidigitation

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  99. adri -  November 18, 2012 - 12:52 pm

    The word should definitely be YOLO, because we all now that now she want a photo, we already know though, that you only live once. That’s the motto people, YOLO.

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  100. Jojy Vengassery -  November 18, 2012 - 12:46 pm

    ROMNESIA

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  101. Kim -  November 18, 2012 - 12:39 pm

    I think the word of the year should be Romnesia.

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  102. Jillian Vanderpool -  November 18, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    i think the word of the year should be kakkorhaphiophobia. it is the fear of faliure.

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  103. Fionnuala -  November 18, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    I describe somebody recently who is quite horrid……An infandous mythomaniac with a behemoth mouth

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  104. Bob -  November 18, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    I think the word should be Cloroflourocarbons because it has to do with types of polution. And isn’t polution what we are facing in 2012? Also it is kind of fun to say.

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  105. james castanza -  November 18, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    Gangnam should be the 2012 word of the year because it already has 800 MILLION views on youtube and counting. But even knowong it is not a word I think it should be because there is nobody who has not seen and if you have not got to YOUTUBE.com and type in GANGNAM STYLE

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  106. Liz -  November 18, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    how about two words: bumfuddled discombobulated!! That is what life is becoming!!

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  107. Beate -  November 18, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    arithmetic

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  108. jake -  November 18, 2012 - 11:55 am

    popcorn

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  109. April -  November 18, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Hippopotomonstrosisquippedaliaphobia
    that means the fear of long words i memorized how to spell it when i was 11

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  110. oscar -  November 18, 2012 - 11:37 am

    antidisestablishmentarianism

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  111. TRILL BILL -  November 18, 2012 - 11:36 am

    Either TRILL, RACHET, or HYPEBEAST

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  112. Nick -  November 18, 2012 - 11:33 am

    A word for a shift in power, but I’m not sure what that’d be.

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  113. Kris Malloy -  November 18, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Hi to all! The word of the year, heard every day in national news and now all over town, is “WHEELHOUSE.” (I don’t know exactly who started it…just that everyone was using it, suddenly, and still is.) It seems like it was spoken by someone influential (during the Presidential campaigns; perhaps by a campaign manager or even the President!) “Wheelhouse” then took off like a F1 car at LeMans. Not the sexiest word, true. However, I think it was so present on the national scene and then quickly entered everyday American vernacular. Isn’t that partly grounds for being named “Word of the Year?” Additionally, I am thinking that “wheelhouse” is the “Word of the Year” due to these factors: it was actually old and staid – but now wildly trendy (and that is so interesting! Fascinating, really.) The word “wheelhouse” made such an impact. It became influential. It spread from the White House to all of our houses. It is currently used by people in every walk of life, in different environments and scenarios. “Wheelhouse” is a buzzword that cropped up suddenly but seems to have real staying power. To me, “wheelhouse” IS the phenom of 2012. I believe there is no contest, really. (Pick me, pick me! :)) Thank you all! This is a cool contest and was fun to enter. (I love Dictionary.com btw. You are my home page.) All the best, Kris Bass Malloy

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  114. Casey -  November 18, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Congealed, anticlimactic or Carbod dioxide

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  115. Laurie -  November 18, 2012 - 11:15 am

    I live in Colorado and was evacuated from the Waldo Canyon Fire. For us, the word INFERNO perfectly describes the year. Not just the blazes that destroyed our neighborhood, but also the overall climate of the country….

    Massive heat waves across the nation, the fires in so many states (including the fires resulting from Sandy), and the general attitude in one of the hottest presidential races in our history…..the anger that arose from that….. yes, to me, INFERNO perfectly describes the year 2012.

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  116. Blargh -  November 18, 2012 - 10:53 am

    I think that the word should be alacritous. It means fast and is rarely used

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  117. S Tyson -  November 18, 2012 - 10:23 am

    prestidigitation, superPac, sequestration are my choices for word of the year. Any one of them would be acceptable.

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  118. Dog -  November 18, 2012 - 10:17 am

    Higgs boson

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  119. Christina -  November 18, 2012 - 10:10 am

    Defenestration, infinite, reverberate, indivisible, incognito, inconspicuous, Higgs-boson, subatomic, Fibonacci, Illuminati

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  120. Julia -  November 18, 2012 - 10:05 am

    narcissism

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  121. Maureen -  November 18, 2012 - 9:51 am

    kerfuffle defines exactly what 2012 has been a…. chaotic,confusing, tumultuous, loud,pandemonius hurricane of of a year .
    Yes, definitely kerfuffle!

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  122. DOMINIQUE -  November 18, 2012 - 9:51 am

    GOD

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  123. IZZIE WUZZY -  November 18, 2012 - 9:49 am

    Hello Dictionary.com! I think the 2012 Word of the Year should be: HEFFALUMP… It’s from A.A. Milne from the old-school Winnie-the-Pooh stories. It means: A child’s term for an elephant. I HOPE YOU PICK MY WORD!!!!!!

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  124. rebecca wilson -  November 18, 2012 - 9:45 am

    yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo yolo

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  125. Jack -  November 18, 2012 - 9:36 am

    Higgs-Boson

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  126. Sean Chamberlin -  November 18, 2012 - 9:33 am

    Be bold! Invent a word for one of the most viral phenoms of the year: McKayla Maroney’s smirk. Even President Obama is doing it. I vote for mckayla(ism) (noun, adjective) – an expression that one is not impressed. “I am so mckayla with my football team this year.”

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  127. shari -  November 18, 2012 - 9:24 am

    I vote for YOLO. The phrase “you only live once” has been around forever, but young people are really using “yolo” a lot. I have a 21 year old son, and he and his friends seem to live by “yolo.” This generation of young adults does not seem to feel that the traditional American Dream will ever be in their grasp, so they are more hedonistic than previous generations. That is a bit disturbing to me, but on the other hand, they do what makes them happy, so they do seem to be happy with their lives.

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  128. zilly -  November 18, 2012 - 9:05 am

    i think that the word of the year should be…..swag, pudding or……………… DOOMED
    jk guys

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  129. Doris Johnson -  November 18, 2012 - 8:30 am

    Sandy

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  130. P -  November 18, 2012 - 8:25 am

    Defy.

    Or a word along those lines.
    This is because this year the EARTH have defied the so called apocalypse that should have had warning signs by now. Athletes all over the world have defied the set records at the Olympics and have surprised a whole lot of us! Scientists have defied the conventions of science and split the atom…. the list goes on…

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  131. Gcghsjd95 -  November 18, 2012 - 8:20 am

    I think the word of 2012 should be Extraordinary!

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  132. Veronica Lewis -  November 18, 2012 - 7:53 am

    This word describes so much of this last years war, politics and education cost increases……SUPERFLUOUS!

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  133. maddie -  November 18, 2012 - 7:48 am

    supercalafragilisticexpialadocious

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  134. YOLO -  November 18, 2012 - 6:56 am

    YOLO

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  135. ek.squared25 -  November 18, 2012 - 6:37 am

    I have to agree with one person. It should be Catawampus. That or Predicament.

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  136. petey -  November 18, 2012 - 6:19 am

    the word of the year should be DERP
    because this year so many things FAILED

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  137. Karen M -  November 18, 2012 - 6:07 am

    Epicenter… Because the chaos, mega information and lack thereof, and the upheaval and it’s increased frequency , like a woman in labor pains ready to give birth, is honing in to an event which has great significance for us all, wonderful for some, fearful and dreadful for others, those looking forward to the promised event,”birth”, are full of Hope and expectation, Those who have not wisely reconciled their lives/debts are fearful and looking for somewhere/one to blame and to hide their many compromises and self-deceptions so they must cover their tracks with an alternate non truth & try to abort the Truth. But Truth is powerful simply because it’s reality and those trying to destroy it only harm themselves…it’s like saying there is no cliff when there is and they continue to move forward over the cliff all the while denying it’s happening.

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  138. JOE BIDEN LOL! -  November 18, 2012 - 5:55 am

    MALARKEY!!!

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  139. Michelle -  November 18, 2012 - 5:44 am

    I think DOOMED would be a great word to wrap up the year with.

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  140. teddy -  November 18, 2012 - 5:31 am

    1.millitary
    2.missiles
    3.warships
    4.submarine
    5.nuclear

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  141. Darcie -  November 18, 2012 - 5:15 am

    I think that the word of the year should be:

    exquisit

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  142. Julia Duncan -  November 18, 2012 - 5:14 am

    Meme. So few people know what it really means, they think every captioned photoshopped picture they see is a “meme”.

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  143. Rosemary -  November 18, 2012 - 5:03 am

    Bifurcation

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  144. lamia -  November 18, 2012 - 4:43 am

    GANGDAM STYLE!!

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  145. GPN -  November 18, 2012 - 3:51 am

    How about ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

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  146. lane -  November 18, 2012 - 3:31 am

    twinkie.

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  147. Randy K -  November 18, 2012 - 3:15 am

    I think “Malarkey” too would be a great word. We sure hear a lot of it this year.

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  148. pizzaz -  November 18, 2012 - 1:33 am

    phoneix

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  149. =) -  November 18, 2012 - 1:25 am

    Xfactor

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  150. Isaias -  November 18, 2012 - 1:21 am

    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,
    Abide,

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  151. pie -  November 18, 2012 - 1:20 am

    dragons the year of DRAGONS!

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  152. Brooke Vergone -  November 18, 2012 - 1:18 am

    i think the word of the year should be apocalypse because there has been so much speculation about ‘ the end of the world’ this year due to it being the end of the mayan calender.

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  153. pie -  November 18, 2012 - 1:09 am

    One DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  154. stevo -  November 18, 2012 - 12:07 am

    2012: apocalypse, armageddon, holocaust, doomsday, calamity, ragnarök, dermanenlion, tribulation, eschatology, potato whatever you want to call it.

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  155. ME -  November 17, 2012 - 11:59 pm

    BOBBYCOCK!!!!!!!!!!

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  156. doctorwho8 -  November 17, 2012 - 11:39 pm

    *Higgs Boson
    *Olympia
    * Jubilant
    *Cosmos

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  157. Gnirol -  November 17, 2012 - 11:32 pm

    demographics — Affecting virtually every aspect of our public lives these days, highlighted by how the presidential election was won.

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  158. Mogs -  November 17, 2012 - 11:14 pm

    Spaggetification. What happens when you are stretched, literally! Makes me laugh… Probs coz I like spaghetti and for a lot of people this year has, for lack of better word, stretched them

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  159. Xzoctic -  November 17, 2012 - 10:42 pm

    SALUBRIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD

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  160. H. Fish -  November 17, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    Romnesia

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  161. Alex -  November 17, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    Considering how many thousand words there are in the English language, it is rather difficult to choose which one should win. If it doesn’t really have to reflect what happened this year, and if it has to be rarely used in the U.S., I’d pick “aluminium”. Americans use “aluminum”, but the rest of the world, as far as I know, uses the -ium ending to follow the pattern of “sodium (natrium)”, “potassium (kalium)”, “radium”, “uranium”, “bohrium”, etc.

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  162. nikki -  November 17, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    obigmistake! meaning obama was a big mistake

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  163. Reeperbahn -  November 17, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    Pulchritudinous.

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  164. dr.may -  November 17, 2012 - 7:38 pm

    up-rise
    revolutionary
    pandemonium

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  165. Ella Yeoman -  November 17, 2012 - 7:08 pm

    I think it should be
    Hippopotomonstrosisquippidaliophobia: The fear of the long words

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  166. chris -  November 17, 2012 - 6:51 pm

    Revelations because we will know if it is truly the end or not

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  167. tom -  November 17, 2012 - 6:50 pm

    antiinterdenominationallistically. Slightly longer than antidisestablishmentarianism, which is somewhat akin to my choice!

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  168. Patrick Oliver -  November 17, 2012 - 6:21 pm

    2012 Word of the Year –
    - Hyperbole – An obvious exaggeration.

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  169. Patrick Smith -  November 17, 2012 - 6:21 pm

    malarky

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  170. moo cool -  November 17, 2012 - 6:08 pm

    cow

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  171. John -  November 17, 2012 - 5:54 pm

    “Deception”
    “Serfdom”
    “Debt Slave”
    “Corruption”

    –or–

    how about:

    “war” …after all, we are in a never ending world war and the American people seem to be to really good at it.

    …I realize “debt slave” is two words.

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  172. Adam Simmons -  November 17, 2012 - 5:48 pm

    Vicissitudinous

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  173. rugpert -  November 17, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    infinitestimal because there was an infinitestimal amount of excitment

    infinitestimal: very small

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  174. Calandra -  November 17, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Rapacious

    The rapacious election season caused major rifts in the country.

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  175. Shukrize -  November 17, 2012 - 5:30 pm

    I believe that the word should be “commemorate” because this year will go down in history for many reasons. Be it because of the Higgs-Boson, Obamacare, Obama’s re-election, etc. This year will be commemorated for years to come.

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  176. Yvette Muise -  November 17, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Diversiloquent
    Di`ver*sil”o*quent\, a. [L. diversus diverse + loquens, p. pr. of loqui to speak.] Speaking in different ways.

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  177. Brianna -  November 17, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    The word of the year is

    WOOOOOOOOW!!!!

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  178. Stacy -  November 17, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Meme.

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  179. WeiFang Ha -  November 17, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    How about “meme”? Internet memes clearly dominated not just the internet this year, but real life. You see people printing pictures of them and posting them everywhere. They even made it to mainstream internet like Facebook.
    If not meme, then definitely “Arab Spring”. I know it’s two words, but…

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  180. Hanna -  November 17, 2012 - 4:21 pm

    Anisa: Perfect description of 2012.

    Despise, loath, detest, abhor, hate. Death, pain, murder, kill. Destruction, catastrophe, disaster. Fear, superstition. Belief, trust. Love, union, undivided, together, whole. Explore, discover. Tangle, knot, confusion, disorientation, perplexity, chaos. Ruin, depression, despair, affliction, burdens, hurt. Labor, strenuous, trial. Revulsion, disgust, wretched. Advances, change, regression, declination. Obsession, torment, haunt, harass. Life.

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  181. RT -  November 17, 2012 - 4:09 pm

    i think the ideal one can be one of the following three:

    1. obnoxious
    2. perfumery
    3. megalomaniac

    and there can be so many more :) great question though.. thanks for the opportunity to suggest
    :)

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  182. E -  November 17, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    Lol YOLO

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  183. someone -  November 17, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    ok maybe Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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  184. someone -  November 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

    or Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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  185. someone -  November 17, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    i like onamonapia too

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  186. someone -  November 17, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    necroizing faciitis

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  187. Param -  November 17, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    The technical name for “tintin”. It is the longest word of 189,819 letters. Hope this gets voten.

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  188. No name given -  November 17, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    End.

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  189. madison -  November 17, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    LOVE!!! it is a strong word

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  190. CT -  November 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm

    Surely the word of the year should be ‘Petulant’ as in our Arrogant Petulant Punk POTUS.

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  191. anonyme -  November 17, 2012 - 2:46 pm

    Castrophony. (Despite the ostensible derivation it has nothing to do with either Castro or phones; it’s a portmanteau of catastrophe and cacophony, which I think is very appropriate for this year– lots of people shouting about terrible things going to happen and not a whole lot actually going on.)
    Failing that: microcosm, sesquipedalia, perspicacity, or gloaming.

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  192. Natalia -  November 17, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    Ummm well i think it should’ve been chaotic <—- I really like this word lol i think it really describes the place where i live.

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  193. Keegan -  November 17, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Cataclysm for the December 21, 2012

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  194. jake elowitz -  November 17, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    idk??

    haha
    lol

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  195. Sid -  November 17, 2012 - 1:13 pm

    Hard

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  196. BUGS BUNNY BLOW UP ZE DAM -  November 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    Gangnam Style!

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  197. Cammie Potter Weasley -  November 17, 2012 - 12:57 pm

    the word of the year should be Dementors.it has been a Dark year for many.

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  198. Kumar -  November 17, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    the word of the year 2012 should be
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

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  199. Pat Plummer -  November 17, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    The word is CRITERIA: As in; What criteria do you use to decide what you do?

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  200. Momo -  November 17, 2012 - 12:37 pm

    Mayan

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  201. debbie -  November 17, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    I think the 2012 word should be stupefaction.

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  202. David Russell -  November 17, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    Higgs-Boson

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  203. Jack -  November 17, 2012 - 11:57 am

    maya end

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  204. Awesome person -  November 17, 2012 - 11:49 am

    mysterious…suspense…AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  205. Caroline -  November 17, 2012 - 11:48 am

    or hippomonstrosesquippedaliophobia its the fear of long words ;)

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  206. Caroline -  November 17, 2012 - 11:45 am

    gumption. no reason, just an awesome word. and it was in sabrina the teenage witch

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  207. CArlyrae121 -  November 17, 2012 - 11:36 am

    Frisky!!

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  208. ed -  November 17, 2012 - 11:11 am

    romnesia

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  209. Alexa -  November 17, 2012 - 11:09 am

    It should definitely be “malarkey.” The second that it was used in the Vice Presidential debate, everyone logged on to the internet to look it up.

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  210. David -  November 17, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Regurgitate. Because we are just going to get more of the same B$ from a certain someone in the White House that we’ve had for the last four years.

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  211. Rachel Lynn Bell -  November 17, 2012 - 9:35 am

    ~FUTILE~
    Feudal works too…

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  212. twirlima -  November 17, 2012 - 9:24 am

    in reply to anna:

    I think “quagmire” happens to be the perfect word to describe this year!

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  213. Jamie -  November 17, 2012 - 9:23 am

    Akward

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  214. Sean -  November 17, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Corruption

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  215. somedude -  November 17, 2012 - 8:37 am

    it should be OBAMA

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  216. Hannah -  November 17, 2012 - 8:19 am

    Perspicaciousness, or discernment. Something our world needs more of.

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  217. FROLiC -  November 17, 2012 - 8:05 am

    GANGNAM STYLE
    awwwww, come on, the world is on a craze about this song!!

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  218. Melvin Carter -  November 17, 2012 - 7:42 am

    My nomination for word of the year is “Superstorm” I just hope that it will not become the word of the decade….but I fear that it may.

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  219. Michele Fox -  November 17, 2012 - 7:41 am

    As we enter the golden age of planetary discovery,embrace the discovery of the Higgs-Boson Particle, and bring astrophysics to the kitchen table, I humbly nominate the word “Spaghettification”, a scientific term used to describe what happens to matter once it reaches the event horizon of a black hole. Look to the future (and there will be one) and not ephemeral cliche’s and urban slang.

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  220. rakesh dongol -  November 17, 2012 - 7:23 am

    end

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  221. Mia Smith -  November 17, 2012 - 7:11 am

    I think it should be……. Blasphemy!!!!!

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  222. india -  November 17, 2012 - 7:08 am

    radioactive-unicorns

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  223. Rose -  November 17, 2012 - 7:02 am

    oracular

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  224. Bill Robison -  November 17, 2012 - 6:52 am

    My submission for funniest word is : ointment

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  225. kjr -  November 17, 2012 - 6:32 am

    If its gangum style, swag, or yolo, i will literally unsubscribe to dictionary.com. ridiculous.
    i know theres a word that means making a new word. I cant think of it, but it seems so many ppl make up new hybrid words these days, its stupid but its everywhere! So, that word that means creating a new hybrid word out of two perfectly good separate words, or maybe taboo, thats a good word.

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  226. destiny -  November 17, 2012 - 6:16 am

    supercalifragilisticxpalidochious

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  227. ali -  November 17, 2012 - 6:00 am

    indian summer

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  228. Krishna Suresh -  November 17, 2012 - 4:27 am

    metamorphosis is a good one !!!!!!

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  229. Praneetha -  November 17, 2012 - 3:55 am

    aspiration

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  230. english -  November 17, 2012 - 3:49 am

    cliff hanger, gangnam style

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  231. cindy -  November 17, 2012 - 3:32 am

    HYPERREALITY

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  232. Archana -  November 17, 2012 - 3:17 am

    I think the two words are significant : Metamorphosis or Transformation

    The world has been rocked by political upheaval, natural calamities, rising crimes & attrocities against women, children & elders, scams, turbulent stock markets, economical instability to name a few. Spiritual awakening, compassion & peace at the global level are the only ways of bringing back the humankind from the brink of total extinciton

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  233. victoria -  November 17, 2012 - 3:03 am

    …..the perfect word iz…” stugatz ” that word sayz it all…..enjoy ur day…

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  234. Ron -  November 17, 2012 - 2:57 am

    Gangnam Style

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  235. Navpreet -  November 17, 2012 - 2:44 am

    my pick for the word for 2012 would be “hubris” which means arrogance or excessive pride.

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  236. a -  November 17, 2012 - 2:20 am

    It should be higgs boson

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  237. Maxine camilleri -  November 17, 2012 - 2:02 am

    ecomooneclipse- surroundings,plus the obscuring of light from the moon.( the new word for the year of 2012 )

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  238. sss -  November 17, 2012 - 1:42 am

    quaint

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  239. Tahiyyah -  November 17, 2012 - 1:12 am

    I think the word of the year should be something that none of us at the time knew we even needed to know before all of this political stuff came to the front of the class so to speak and caught all of our attention. The word is actually two words that make up one. Debt Ceiling. Something that for years we heard and never paid attention to because we thought it didn’t pertain to us until one man got up there and told us what it was that was being talked about over all of the American peoples head who didn’t even realize it was something that we should be aware of.

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  240. MsHgFaN -  November 17, 2012 - 12:05 am

    Hi, I think that the 2012 word should be Hope, because I think that this is what a lot of people are trying to do when hard times come to them.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

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  241. Juzailee A. Jalil -  November 16, 2012 - 11:52 pm

    Mayan Troll.

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  242. ali -  November 16, 2012 - 11:17 pm

    twitter

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  243. s c mehta -  November 16, 2012 - 10:08 pm

    Bailed Out
    Intolerant
    Corrupt

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  244. Chris Mc -  November 16, 2012 - 9:17 pm

    Conversant, an aspirational word . . . for us all.

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  245. Ray -  November 16, 2012 - 8:46 pm

    Ostrobogulous.

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  246. charley -  November 16, 2012 - 8:43 pm

    I’d go for “Spectacle” in Guy Debord’s sense…

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  247. TheloniousEvans -  November 16, 2012 - 7:34 pm

    YOLO.

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  248. Dave -  November 16, 2012 - 7:32 pm

    The word should be synonymous with panic, disappointment, failure, crisis, bankruptcy, annoyance, and anarchy

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  249. Stephanie -  November 16, 2012 - 7:31 pm

    SO (found at the end of many sentences this year)

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  250. Sheldon -  November 16, 2012 - 7:07 pm

    Bazinga.

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  251. Jill -  November 16, 2012 - 7:06 pm

    I think the word of the year should be… hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
    Because, oddly enough, it is a fear of long words. :) My favorite word.

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  252. Leah S. -  November 16, 2012 - 6:57 pm

    Defenestrate: to throw something or someone out of a window.

    Defenestrate should be the word of the year because no matter who you are, liberal or conservative, rich or poor, you were probably extremely frustrated at some point in the duration of this year, and wanted to throw something (or some one) out of a window.

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  253. Leslie -  November 16, 2012 - 6:49 pm

    Paradoxical

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  254. Who Knows? -  November 16, 2012 - 6:36 pm

    it should be…….
    (drumroll)
    chaotic
    (for many reasons)

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  255. riku -  November 16, 2012 - 6:26 pm

    I love these words :

    succotash
    kumquat
    eclipse

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  256. Billy Belshaw -  November 16, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    The word of the year…that’s simple…”obamacare.”

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  257. E -  November 16, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    rowdydowdy! Between the elections and Sandy, this year is perfectly described by this word.

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  258. Wendy -  November 16, 2012 - 5:33 pm

    Antidisestablishmentarianism is a wonderful word! One should check it out :)

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  259. Elf -  November 16, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    The word-of-the-year should be persecution.

    In the election, which is probably the biggest event of the year, both Obama and Romney’s campaigns spent more time being slanderous and misusing quotes than anything else. In the vice-presidential debate, all Biden did was insult Romney. Because of this, the word should b persecution.

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  260. Michaela -  November 16, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    ~Pnuenumberdicsalicous – its a fancy words my friends and i use (awesome, of great value, or a hot person)

    ~ With-did – another word we use (idiot, stupid, derp to the max)

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  261. joanc -  November 16, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    Benghazigate.

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  262. theoretical physicist -  November 16, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    Also, 2012 comprises of a 2-day in one. Rapid and it’s oxymoron.

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  263. theoretical physicist -  November 16, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    The diction with respect to or amidst veneration via 2012 would be malignant and the pulchritude of the advancement of our intellectual society. Although still mentioning antediluvian maledictions in which was used prior to even near 2013.

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  264. Aliyah -  November 16, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    I think it should be CROZAIN!

    Or, adistic. I made it up, and it should mean to feel towards something because of the latin prefix. It makes sense right?

    ADISTIC
    ADISTIC
    ADISTIC
    ADISTIC

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  265. dhon rafael -  November 16, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    word of the year 2012\

    AMALAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  266. Ronald Reagan -  November 16, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    The word of the year should be: ObamaFoolUsAll.

    The Mayans won’t end the world; Obama will!

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  267. Sara -  November 16, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    supercalifradialisticexpialidocious

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  268. Relentless -  November 16, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    Disaster

    Big Brother

    Socialism

    Freedom

    Perseverance

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  269. Lizzy -  November 16, 2012 - 3:30 pm

    Lackadaisical

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  270. Let's not give up on meaning -  November 16, 2012 - 3:29 pm

    If Yolo becomes the word of the year I am quitting this language once and for all, it is true that common usage of any combination of letters that is incorporated into the vernacular should be deemed as a word, but all falls flat if we can no longer discern between an acronym and a word.

    Once again, yolo is not a word and as it stands it never will be.

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  271. Sam -  November 16, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    I think it should be enigmatic because 2012 was supposed to be the end of the world as we know it, but as we’re still alive typing away at our computers, it hasn’t happened

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  272. leo -  November 16, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    superstorm

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  273. Soulvei Winterfall -  November 16, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    Obviously the word of the year should be ‘widdershins’. It describes the attitude towards the 2012 prophecies, as well as many failed doomsday prophecies this year alone. It’s also really fun to say and nobody has any idea what I’m gabbling on about when I use it in a sentence– or ever, to be fair.

    –Soulvei

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  274. Nobody -  November 16, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    The word of the year should be REDDIT. No reason. Just thought it would be fitting. To everybody that says “YOLO” or “SWAG” should be word of the year, NO. Just NO.

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  275. ava -  November 16, 2012 - 2:58 pm

    and by this I mean this word of the year thing.

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  276. ava -  November 16, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    also, it is not fair that other people said that word before me; I only found out about this a few minutes ago!!!

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  277. ava -  November 16, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!!
    It is what you say when you don’t know what to say.
    In other words, to express yourself.

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  278. Lyrikal Myrikal -  November 16, 2012 - 2:20 pm

    A word that all global aggressors should be implementing;

    deescalation.

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  279. Tavian Jordan -  November 16, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    It Should be YOLO

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  280. Tiahna -  November 16, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    I think the word of 2012 should be zouk because a lot of people don’t know what it means or that even existed. It should also be picked because it sounds cool and means something really cool. (whoever reads this should look it up to figure out what it means, because I know but I bet you don’t =]

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  281. Prof -  November 16, 2012 - 1:52 pm

    I think the word of the day should be either “swag” or “meme” or “viral.”

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  282. Brother Bax -  November 16, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Disenfrustrate – verb – to anger and frustrate a voter whose vote becomes nullified by means of the electoral college system.

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  283. Chris -  November 16, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Loser year!

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  284. chocolatechips12347 -  November 16, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    or Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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  285. Hayleeey -  November 16, 2012 - 12:40 pm

    Yes, Let It Be YOLO This Year ( :

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  286. Jerry Smith -  November 16, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    MEDIAETRIC middle aged; twixt paediatric and geriatric

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  287. mpt -  November 16, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    OCCUPY

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  288. Nadia -  November 16, 2012 - 12:03 pm

    MEME!

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  289. Morgan -  November 16, 2012 - 11:47 am

    Presidental or Election should be the word of the year
    or even END should describe 2012.

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  290. Patient Zero -  November 16, 2012 - 11:43 am

    decrepitude- decrepit condition; dilapidated state

    This is where we are now socially, economically and environmentally.

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  291. Alan -  November 16, 2012 - 11:41 am

    “the”

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  292. sarah zamarad -  November 16, 2012 - 11:33 am

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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  293. Anisa -  November 16, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Superstition, stereotypical, fear, psychic, Mayan, calender, crisis, end-of-the-world, fake, misread, history, sensitivity, economic, economy, misfortune, junk, galactic, interpretation, misinterpretation, space, closed, placid, acid, vibrissa, vibrant, plain, unvarying, love, hate, death, suicide, drug, animals, unity, peace, war, nuclear, warnings, signs, spare, wary, beware, aware, unaware, conspiracy, unfairness, fairness, rights, racism, prejudice, unwelcome, welcome, Sandy, superstorm, Global Warming, pollution, glacial melting, glacial, melting, heat, Climate Change, magnetic, changes, North, South, technology, failure, revolutionary

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  294. Grace -  November 16, 2012 - 11:02 am

    Colloquial.

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  295. frank -  November 16, 2012 - 10:50 am

    (putnam)

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  296. frank -  November 16, 2012 - 10:48 am

    the word of the year should be SWADLIN

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  297. Curt -  November 16, 2012 - 10:44 am

    I think “Trumped Up” would be a good one. Among a heavily occupied field in the political arena participating in this activity, the most visible proprieter of this appellate (both in media coverage and self-promotion) managed to imbue the term with a delicious double entendre, himself.

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  298. Kim -  November 16, 2012 - 10:38 am

    Schismogenesis!

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  299. Shannon -  November 16, 2012 - 10:31 am

    Forward.

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  300. Sean -  November 16, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Obama-care

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  301. Michael -  November 16, 2012 - 10:25 am

    The 2012 word of the yeah should be:
    Bankrupt

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  302. ADRIAN -  November 16, 2012 - 10:24 am

    meme i like that
    :)

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  303. Laurence -  November 16, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Obamanation (meaning: abomination of the united states, leaving it desolate)

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  304. Jules -  November 16, 2012 - 10:20 am

    Self-Absorbed

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  305. Sean -  November 16, 2012 - 10:14 am

    one word could possibly win…

    APOCALYPSE

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  306. Laurel -  November 16, 2012 - 10:11 am

    I second the idea of the word “malarky.” It was a stand-out during the vp debate, and it pretty well sums up most of what’s happening, at least on a national scale.

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  307. kate -  November 16, 2012 - 10:09 am

    bodacious

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  308. Scott -  November 16, 2012 - 9:53 am

    Entitlement should be the word of the year!

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  309. Maya -  November 16, 2012 - 9:48 am

    I think it should be sanguine or sable just because those are awesome words.

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  310. Susan -  November 16, 2012 - 9:37 am

    Obamacare

    I think it has staying power. We’ll be calling the apparatus of the Affordable Health Care Act, Obamacare for a long time, I predict, whether you like the law or not.

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  311. SHayes -  November 16, 2012 - 9:33 am

    Ok since 2012 is soon over we should pick a word for 2013…. if we make it that far. lol JK

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  312. Becky -  November 16, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Socialism

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  313. linda -  November 16, 2012 - 9:21 am

    I suggest serial_liar as this was the mainstay of the overly long election process.

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  314. elmerffud -  November 16, 2012 - 9:17 am

    How about “irrelevant.”

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  315. Manda -  November 16, 2012 - 9:08 am

    It should be “coquettish”. (Meaning to be flirtatious and things of the sort.) It can be found that divorce rates are rising and many of the teenage generation (and a bit younger and a bit older) seem to be a bit flirtatiously and scandalous.
    Fitting to me.

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  316. D -  November 16, 2012 - 8:47 am

    Styrkarr

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  317. yanong isig-kaingon -  November 16, 2012 - 8:43 am

    My simple suggestion is “frankenstorm”. That reminds me of frankenstorm sandy has done in this year.

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  318. snowflake -  November 16, 2012 - 8:38 am

    2012 word of the year : Legit.

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  319. Jackie -  November 16, 2012 - 8:29 am

    The word of the year should be trending. Everything is trending!

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  320. liz biz -  November 16, 2012 - 8:09 am

    i think the word of the year should be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, because it is a long random word with no true meaning and to me and my family that is how this year has gone long and meaningless.

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  321. dumbfounded -  November 16, 2012 - 8:09 am

    Ineptocracy

    (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

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  322. Katie Lewis -  November 16, 2012 - 7:58 am

    dichotomous

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  323. jill -  November 16, 2012 - 7:58 am

    HOBO is my favourite. +1!!

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  324. G G -  November 16, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Churlish. Did you follow the election this year ?

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  325. Noah -  November 16, 2012 - 7:53 am

    I think it should be Hot or some synonym to extremely hot!

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  326. Choo -  November 16, 2012 - 7:50 am

    Frankenstorm or better yet Freakenstorm!

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  327. David -  November 16, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Secession

    Nullification

    Legalization

    All great words that end up promoting freedom and liberty – something this country desperately needs more of.

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  328. Rodney -  November 16, 2012 - 7:45 am

    I think that the word which clearly sums up 2012 is ” metamorphosis” , which is a synonym of change, for the follwin reasons:
    1) the world witnessed a change in the government of two of the most powerful economies of the world i.e America & China.
    2) India saw its people coming together under the leadership of Kejriwal to challenge the prevalent corruption.

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  329. megan -  November 16, 2012 - 7:36 am

    pronunciation

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  330. Joe -  November 16, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Trending. It’s the hottest word, at least among TV newscasters, this year. Depending on the topic, the talking heads keep telling us we’re either trending up or trending down, trending here or trending there, trending forward, trending toward, trending ahead, etc. Seems we’re always trending in a state of flux, never quite reaching “closure” (another hot/overused word).

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  331. fobio -  November 16, 2012 - 7:29 am

    also cookie are yummie, pandas are the best, lamas suck

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  332. fobio -  November 16, 2012 - 7:28 am

    antidisastablishmentarism

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  333. seth -  November 16, 2012 - 7:18 am

    Cheese balls

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  334. jere baldwin -  November 16, 2012 - 7:14 am

    ABSURD

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  335. claytonwiznewski -  November 16, 2012 - 7:04 am

    i think the word of 2012 should be something that describes America maybe it will describe our adolescents maybe something we won’t admit that we over-joy at the sight of maybe a word like ruthless, or virulence, or even selfishness because we are obviously a country of shoot first, ask later. care about yourselves before others and if submitting a word to a website opens someones eyes, maybe someone who cares and can do something then I will be glad i was heard.

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  336. Mirice -  November 16, 2012 - 7:02 am

    Defenestration. The throwing of a person or thing out the window. It must be defenestration. EX: “Shut up or I will DEFENESTRATE you!” Very good threat.

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  337. Joan -  November 16, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Outlier

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  338. Nathan -  November 16, 2012 - 6:56 am

    Vitriole

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  339. Catherine -  November 16, 2012 - 6:52 am

    Armageddon

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  340. lilly112233 -  November 16, 2012 - 6:46 am

    quagmire or wereinthistogether .it will be the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  341. Mario Peterson -  November 16, 2012 - 6:33 am

    The word should be Romney’s famous Deturpate

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  342. ray ray -  November 16, 2012 - 6:26 am

    The South!!!!

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  343. magnus -  November 16, 2012 - 6:21 am

    i think it should be “end”

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  344. Victoria -  November 16, 2012 - 6:20 am

    Yolo
    Swag
    Gif
    meme
    apocalypse

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  345. eduard -  November 16, 2012 - 6:07 am

    i think it should be Yolo or Chaos. first of all because of all the chaos going around with elections, end of the world, and all the natural disasters going around. So maybe The word should be

    OMEGA!!!!!! OMEGA OMEGA

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  346. Nathan Stewart -  November 16, 2012 - 5:30 am

    I believe that a fitting word for 2012 would be “floccinaucinihilipilification” — the estimation of something as valueless. It would be perfect seeing as everything was fairly boring around the country. Boredom is fairly valueless….

    At least that’s what I think anyways. Haha.

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  347. Elizabeth -  November 16, 2012 - 5:28 am

    Superstorm

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  348. MBM -  November 16, 2012 - 5:10 am

    I’ll just drop this here:
    >> Apotheosis <<

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  349. Jacob -  November 16, 2012 - 4:54 am

    Somniferous, because this year has been incredibly somniferous. Nuff said.

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  350. Andy -  November 16, 2012 - 4:19 am

    ‘Four’ as in 4 more years for B.Obama :)

    2012 – the year in which the world was saved from having a religous nut-job elected as US president and put in charge of the big red button.

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  351. Angus -  November 16, 2012 - 4:08 am

    Ladelotelli

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  352. Chevie -  November 16, 2012 - 3:34 am

    I think it should be “Gangnam Style”.
    haha

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  353. Chevie -  November 16, 2012 - 2:58 am

    I think it should be Gangnam Style! hehe

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  354. louis k -  November 16, 2012 - 1:36 am

    I like the word DUFUS a word that could of been used alot this year! incompetent and stupid,though well meaning person.

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  355. Yeager -  November 16, 2012 - 1:11 am

    ALLEGORICAL definitely encapsulates this year of 2012.

    We will see how accurate after Dec 21!

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  356. me -  November 15, 2012 - 11:53 pm

    quincunx

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  357. Anoop Namboothiri -  November 15, 2012 - 11:41 pm

    Waiting for a better future..not only in US but world over and recently in China too!

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  358. Anoop Namboothiri -  November 15, 2012 - 11:39 pm

    The population world over is waiting for some transformation or change to happen including in US.. Trying to transform govt., leaders and existing system of Governance and waiting forever for SUN to brighten each lives! So the apt word for me is “the Wait”

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  359. Geena Welch -  November 15, 2012 - 11:30 pm

    Catawampus!

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  360. Olivia -  November 15, 2012 - 11:06 pm

    smitten *

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  361. Michael -  November 15, 2012 - 10:51 pm

    epoch

    ep·och [ep-uhk or, especially Brit., ee-pok]

    a particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events, etc. The beginning of a distinctive period in the history of anything.

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  362. George -  November 15, 2012 - 10:47 pm

    wasabi

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  363. Karina -  November 15, 2012 - 10:44 pm

    YOLO- you only lick oreo’s!!!!

    orrrrrr……

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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  364. Beanamania -  November 15, 2012 - 10:39 pm

    Malarky ~ it describes a lot of the government, culture and societal happenings of this year.

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  365. Nicole -  November 15, 2012 - 10:26 pm

    yolo for sure

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  366. Shemah -  November 15, 2012 - 10:23 pm

    Pulchritudinous should be the word of 2012!!!!

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  367. Rachael -  November 15, 2012 - 10:09 pm

    Reverberate or proverbial

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  368. stacey harris -  November 15, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    chaotic….destruction…illuminati…enlightenment

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  369. Andrew -  November 15, 2012 - 9:48 pm

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

    Search it! It exists!

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  370. Fio -  November 15, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    (\__/)
    ( ~ ~) NOO!
    O<(….<)

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  371. Fio -  November 15, 2012 - 9:42 pm

    bitter-sweet ;
    for the days where everybody is
    anxious (another good one) and excited for
    random things, but BAM! Super-storm
    (this is yet another good one) Sandy comes in

    Directioners vs. Directionators ;
    for the whole
    world to love, the ” i LOVEE 1D!!!! did you
    know they are from London!?i was born there
    to!!! there’s Harry, and Liam, and…..”, or
    the “ick! i hate justin buti’d rather listen to
    him than 1D..”

    (\__/)
    ( o o) gimme tat cookie
    (> )>

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  372. sam ignasier -  November 15, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    faeces

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  373. denisse -  November 15, 2012 - 9:34 pm

    swag , yolo , or one direction not really words but very popular in 2012.

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  374. sam ignasier -  November 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    i love 1 direction yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  375. sam ignasier -  November 15, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    ritartbis a really good word

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  376. sam ignasier -  November 15, 2012 - 9:32 pm

    oosh

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  377. Danielle -  November 15, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    I think that the word of the year should be “sycophant.”

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  378. Micah Braun -  November 15, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    I think the word for 2012 should be doomed, because Obama and all the bleeding heart liberals who are feeding off our tax money are going to ruin the USA, something needs to change.

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  379. Samantha -  November 15, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    Gangnam Style :)

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  380. lulu -  November 15, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    i think it should be awsome!!! :D

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  381. Hashi -  November 15, 2012 - 8:20 pm

    Gangnam Style.

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  382. John -  November 15, 2012 - 8:12 pm

    Gangnam Style!

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  383. Oppa -  November 15, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    GANGNAM

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  384. Ken -  November 15, 2012 - 8:01 pm

    Dysfunctional.
    Need I say more?

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  385. reiley -  November 15, 2012 - 7:53 pm

    i agree with really any word. but this year was malicious to me, and maybe even record breaking!!! cool? i love to act so i recommended actors gang. but flameo i agree!! minecraft= coolness!!!!!!1

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  386. anonymous -  November 15, 2012 - 7:38 pm

    It should be brobdingnagiant.

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  387. Robert -  November 15, 2012 - 7:33 pm

    Ort

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  388. Youssef H -  November 15, 2012 - 7:30 pm

    I think the word of the year should be as the following:
    1.incognito
    2.Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    3.Brobdignagian
    4.Hubristic

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  389. Aidan -  November 15, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    I’ll vote for prestidigitation, as one of the few people who don’t need to look it up.

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  390. tatan -  November 15, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    it should be obviously , chinchilla because for a fact their awesome.

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  391. hannahpsauce -  November 15, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    Binders…. full of women

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  392. Avinash DeGiulio -  November 15, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    Politics:Boring
    School: Boring
    Election:Cool ( I hoped for Obama)
    Summer Olympics: O.K. (Though I wanted Brazil to win)

    Best word for 2012…
    STUFF.

    By a seventh grader in Lynn Middle School
    Las Cruses, NM

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  393. Chloe -  November 15, 2012 - 6:43 pm

    yolo

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  394. David Russell -  November 15, 2012 - 6:42 pm

    I vote for “Higgs Boson.” It’s two words, of course, but verification of its existence will certainly distinguish this year in the science community.

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  395. Sara -  November 15, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    i agree with Sonia. Way to go girl

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  396. Richard -  November 15, 2012 - 6:22 pm

    Rom-nesia
    The word coined by President Obama to describe his then challenger Mitt Romney sudden position change on just about every previous stance on the issues being debated.

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  397. Nicole dixson -  November 15, 2012 - 6:21 pm

    I think it should be Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. (new mono ultra scopic silico volcano coni osis.) it is a lung disease transmitted by silica dust

    Nicole Dixson

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  398. Eleanor Ne :) -  November 15, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    Or possibly Luposlipophobia. The fear of being chased around a kitchen table by timber wolves while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor. Or Anatidaephobia— the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.
    Gary Larsen =D

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  399. Christina -  November 15, 2012 - 6:17 pm

    also duodecimal and sexigesimal (math)
    and in my first post, it’s *apocalypse, sorry for the mis-spell

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  400. Eleanor Ne :) -  November 15, 2012 - 6:11 pm

    Chutzpah. ‘Nuff said.

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  401. Zan the Bhe -  November 15, 2012 - 6:07 pm

    sparky lyle (baseball player) or sparky frankenstein (zombie dog)

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  402. ... -  November 15, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    i like flit

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  403. Jared Rose -  November 15, 2012 - 5:51 pm

    apocalypse

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  404. Mary -  November 15, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    Thaumaturgical: Because it means magical. If you want more words, you should read the Sebastian Reckless series by Rushton Howard.

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  405. Claire -  November 15, 2012 - 5:48 pm

    I believe the word of 2012 should be riddie. It is a word that my friend and I made up and it most definitely defines 2012, especially November.

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  406. chris martin -  November 15, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    Failure, due to the failure of our country to pick an actually good person for the presidency for the second time in a row

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  407. Someone -  November 15, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    Obama. It was used, like, TRILLION times the year alone.

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  408. Ryan -  November 15, 2012 - 5:22 pm

    Or fiscal for the fiscal cliff or agumental since congress can’t agree on how to handle the fiscal cliff yet.

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  409. Ryan -  November 15, 2012 - 5:19 pm

    I think it should either be pulchritudinous because how America is coming back out of the recession and to its former glory, or ironic. It’s ironic that President Obama won again. Or humdrum since it was a boring year. Or enigmatic. That always sounds like a cool word.

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  410. Caylin -  November 15, 2012 - 5:11 pm

    I think the word of the year should be FUNNER because 2012′s people have become very lazy and so the word FUNNER has been added to the dictionary.
    Thanks,
    Caylin

    The Magic Word is Now FUNNER

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  411. -- -  November 15, 2012 - 5:05 pm

    It should be confuzzeled. (It means confused)

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  412. LoL -  November 15, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    COMMUNISM!!!!!!

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  413. Jerry Waidner -  November 15, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    No, What’s-his-name is right:

    Romnesia. Gotta do it.

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  414. alan -  November 15, 2012 - 4:58 pm

    i think the word should be a unique word. that word could be a palendrome or something but make it special

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  415. SPAZ -  November 15, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    it should be…….ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!! Yeah buddy

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  416. Jalynn -  November 15, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    I think the WOTY should be………..
    Controversial. If this year hasn’t been anything it else, it was most definitely controversial.

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  417. Jason -  November 15, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    finite is a good word

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  418. Jerry Waidner -  November 15, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    ‘Dark Money.’ Campaign contributions to ‘social welfare organizations’ aka 501c3′s, where the size and donor are kept secret.

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  419. unknown -  November 15, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    it should be Diva !!!! :)

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  420. Dahlia -  November 15, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    I think that the 2012 word of the year so should either be:
    Awesome
    Confusing
    YOLO
    or
    Yo Mama

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  421. Anakin Skywalker -  November 15, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    The word should be banana!

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  422. Henry -  November 15, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    I meant Obamacare

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  423. Reid -  November 15, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    In light of the events of this past year, I believe that a good word would be…………………………..divided

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  424. Caleb -  November 15, 2012 - 4:24 pm

    The word of the year should either be SWAG, YOLO, (both of which i hate with a firey passion), or GANGNAM STYLE.

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  425. VL -  November 15, 2012 - 4:20 pm

    Obfuscate! Because, truthfully, we’re all obfuscated by something in some way or another.
    ob·fus·cate   [ob-fuh-skeyt, ob-fuhs-keyt]
    verb (used with object), ob·fus·cat·ed, ob·fus·cat·ing.
    1. to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy.
    2. to make obscure or unclear: to obfuscate a problem with extraneous information.
    3. to darken.

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  426. Belle -  November 15, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    i think it should be one direction or taylor swift…………………………………………………..

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  427. Valerie -  November 15, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    I think the word of 2012 should be

    GANGNAMSTYLE!!!!!!!!!

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  428. Andrea -  November 15, 2012 - 4:11 pm

    Probably amaranthine!!!!!!!!!

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  429. Parker -  November 15, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Tmesis

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  430. chocolatechips12347 -  November 15, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    hyperreality

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  431. Amie -  November 15, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    Considering the apparent apocalypse due to the Mayan calender, why not something quirky in reference? Like Telos?

    Conversely, something to reiterate how bland this year has been in terms of new words? Like humdrum (that lurpack advert made it one of my favourite words) or tedious?

    Looking forwards to this year’s word! :)

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  432. Faith -  November 15, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Imagine, freedom, capricious, strong, or brave.

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  433. Christina -  November 15, 2012 - 3:45 pm

    A continued list of words (I forgot to add them):

    Math: extrapolate

    Music: pentatonic, chromatic

    Literature: ampersand, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, synonymous, connotation, linguistic

    Science: supernova

    Randomly Awesome: dissemble, ubiquitous, conundrum, animosity, ginger, tenant, austerity, impartiality, bacon, perpetrator, perversity, expelliarmus (not English, but who cares), gypsy, pianist, concerto, fricasee, rationalize, agnosticism, radical, insinuate, infiltrate

    Words that should NOT be Word of the Year: Gangnam Style, hashtag

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  434. billybobjoe -  November 15, 2012 - 3:44 pm

    It should be doomsday.

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  435. Nshera -  November 15, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Lachrymal!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  436. Abdul -  November 15, 2012 - 3:34 pm

    I think the word should be “Apocalypse” because of all the talk of the 2012 doomsday and the widespread interest and influence of the “Zombie Apocalypse”, a new fad in modern culture.

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  437. Pal -  November 15, 2012 - 3:32 pm

    Here another word that describes the times we live in: Convoluted

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  438. Jacob -  November 15, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Politcs (too much politics)

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  439. K -  November 15, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    Whatever the word of the year is, it should NOT be named after the U.S. election – it should be something that involved us all. Not everything is about the United States.

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  440. Pal -  November 15, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    I think the word should be what describes, what we as mankind has lost:
    Moral Rectitude

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  441. end. -  November 15, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    we’ll find some way…

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  442. end. -  November 15, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    XD

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  443. Christina -  November 15, 2012 - 3:21 pm

    I don’t think it should be something stupid- like swag or YOLO- or something ridiculous like supercalifragiliciousexpialadocious, but it should be something fun to say, whether or not it has to do with the year, so here’s a list of words I like, in categories:

    Math: Hexaflexagon, dodecahedron, googal, vortex

    Science: Higgs-Boson, hyperreality, synethesia, syzygy, quark

    Fan-Based: Nerdfighter, Potterhead, Llamarmy, Whovian, supermegafoxyawesomehot

    Randomly Awesome: pulchritudinous, serendipity, quagmire, malarkey, phantasm, maelstrom, exterminate, regenerate, fez, surreptitiously, sonic, misconstrued,

    Words that should NOT be Word of the Year: swag, YOLO, epic, seriously, ironic, apocalyse

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  444. sanjana -  November 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm

    i think the word of the year should be either fantastic, wonderful, or incredible

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  445. Sandy -  November 15, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    schadenfreude should be the word of the year for 2013…the year of the presidential election……or maybe malicious.

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  446. not you. -  November 15, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    I think the word of the year should be erratic, because that is what 2012 was full of.
    p.s. I think Obama should get impeached because
    he doesn’t know how to run a country.

    p.p.s. I’m only eleven.

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  447. anna -  November 15, 2012 - 3:16 pm

    i think the word should be donut angels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  448. me -  November 15, 2012 - 3:15 pm

    “AWESOME” BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN AN AWESOME YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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  449. manly man 101 -  November 15, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    lively. it just was.

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  450. Darcy -  November 15, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    Interrobang

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  451. Will T. -  November 15, 2012 - 3:13 pm

    Clusterf**k

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  452. natalia -  November 15, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    infinite
    everybody is obsessed with this word because its always seen on tumblr and the new trend it having it like tattooed…or if that doesn’t work it should be YOLO

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  453. hi -  November 15, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    or monotonous

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  454. hi -  November 15, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    fumble

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  455. Fake name 1 -  November 15, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    I think that 2012 should be atrocious. It should be atrocious because it was such a horrible year. Please accept my offer because I used fancy words :D

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  456. Jehoobuf -  November 15, 2012 - 2:49 pm

    “Mayan’s” should be the word of the year. “galactic alignment maximum” the pronoun and “spiritual transcendence” the verb. “New age” should be the beginning of all trail of thought…

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  457. anthony -  November 15, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up shut up.see

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  458. anthony -  November 15, 2012 - 2:43 pm

    it should be shut up.everyone uses that word

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  459. Abdiweli Dini -  November 15, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    I think the 2012 word would be BALONEY. I have heard many politicians, political pundits and the media as well as use this word over and over again. I hope we would see eye to eye over this word.

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  460. max adams -  November 15, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    I think the word should be hornswoggle. I may have spelled that wrong, if so, I appologize.

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  461. Dan -  November 15, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    VIRAL

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  462. teagan -  November 15, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    i have three suggestions for the word of the year.
    1. malarky
    2. forward (president obamas logo)
    3. adazzle
    my first choice would be adazzle and yes it is a real word

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  463. Helen -  November 15, 2012 - 2:05 pm

    Meme!!!

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  464. Aviee3 -  November 15, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    It should be Ogttty this year. Obama Got #Two Termz This Year!!!!! YOLO

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  465. laura -  November 15, 2012 - 1:57 pm

    OBSTRUCTIONIST
    OBSTRUCTIONIST!
    OBSTRUCTIONIST!!
    How many times do I hear it a day? I’ve lost count.

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  466. Socks -  November 15, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    the word should me scrumptious

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  467. Kenn Sha -  November 15, 2012 - 1:55 pm

    I believe the 2012 WOTY should reflect the world of this year. Personally, I find the world to be heading into a state of unsatisfactory being and a fantastic word to describe this situation would be: CORRUPT.

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  468. Name -  November 15, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    Whoever thinks that YOLO or swag should be the word of 2012 needs to be sent away from this planet. Swag and YOLO are way overused and are never said at the correct times.

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  469. luke sturiale -  November 15, 2012 - 1:46 pm

    nifty lets be real what else is more sir like

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  470. Kaleb -  November 15, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    Revolution

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  471. Kaleb -  November 15, 2012 - 1:30 pm

    secede

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  472. Gangnam -  November 15, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    Gangnam

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  473. Mysteria -  November 15, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    Really, a word my friend and I like is technicalities. Then again, another friend would claim that Manti Te’o could count as a word.

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  474. Austin Hayes -  November 15, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    ridiculous, preposterous, outrageous, any words that mean crazy

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  475. I AM AWESOME -  November 15, 2012 - 1:04 pm

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    Its 1185 words and a chemical (I’m not kidding).

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  476. john -  November 15, 2012 - 12:59 pm

    I think it should “anticipation” given all the hype over the suposed end of the world

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  477. anniebee -  November 15, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    “quantitative easing” OR “superstorm”

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  478. micaela -  November 15, 2012 - 12:40 pm

    i think the word of the year should be 1 of three: Perception, Mental, or Corrupt

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  479. Jane -  November 15, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    screwels
    sheeple
    Barack O’Claus

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  480. Janet -  November 15, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Forty-seven per cent. Or binders.

    P.S. Teresa, not sure what you’re attempting to spell. Demogue?!?

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  481. tessia -  November 15, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    ord should be hippopottomontrososquipisaliaphobia or however you spell it(get this, its the fear of long words!!!!!)

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  482. Lili -  November 15, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    Hipster

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  483. A -  November 15, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    I think the word of 2012 should be ‘Champagne’ because there have been lots of celebrations this year

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  484. girl -  November 15, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    i think the word should be Supercalifragillisticexpeallidousios because its long, weird and its very cool

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  485. BOB -  November 15, 2012 - 11:58 am

    Olympics

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  486. erik -  November 15, 2012 - 11:57 am

    movey

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  487. Nicole -  November 15, 2012 - 11:57 am

    YOLO!!

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  488. mosmarter -  November 15, 2012 - 11:52 am

    Tranparent – used by President Obama to describe his administration.

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  489. chill girl -  November 15, 2012 - 11:49 am

    i think theword of 2012 should be lolly gagging because it’s my teacher’s favorite word and she wont stop saying it! it gets really annoying

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  490. Agust -  November 15, 2012 - 11:48 am

    During the week leading up to Sandy the term “Frankenstorm” was bandied about, and is till think its a good word. But since then pretty much every media outlet has taken to using the term “superstorm” Sandy.

    Superstorm seems like a fitting term to describe the year with politics and the aftermath and the storms and their aftermath.

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  491. Summer -  November 15, 2012 - 11:44 am

    I think the word of the year should be “exigency”, which means “accident, trouble”. There has been a lot of both this year, what with Hurricane Sandy and all of the bloodshed and such.

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  492. Johnson -  November 15, 2012 - 11:41 am

    meme

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  493. Melissa -  November 15, 2012 - 11:40 am

    It should be a word used most this year.

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  494. Melissa -  November 15, 2012 - 11:39 am

    “Sketch” Even though I don;t think it’s a legalized word yet haha. People use that world a lot though.

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  495. Flameo -  November 15, 2012 - 11:34 am

    Minecraft. If it was a real word.

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  496. Schmoo -  November 15, 2012 - 11:30 am

    I have 2 suggestions: “Statism” or “Sheeple”
    Because the country (and most of the world, for that matter) has been overrun by statists, many of whom can be accurately described as sheeple.

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  497. Jim -  November 15, 2012 - 11:26 am

    I think the word for 2012 should be “47%” used by Mitt Romney during the campaign 2012.

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  498. Elizabeth -  November 15, 2012 - 11:10 am

    For 2012 (if we’re doing this in English), I have two suggestions. One, suggested by someone in the above comments, is hyperreality. Either that or discombobulated, which is a synonym to “confused”.
    Go Dictionary.com and WordDynamo.com!

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  499. denzle -  November 15, 2012 - 11:02 am

    vampires i love them <3

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  500. Carlos -  November 15, 2012 - 10:55 am

    exoplanet

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  501. Steve In Chicago -  November 15, 2012 - 10:54 am

    I nominate “double down.” I know that technically it is TWO words, but I heard this figure of speech so often in political news stories that I think it really summarizes the year.

    The term originated in the casino game of Blackjack (look it up if you don’t know it). In politics it refers to a situation where somebody makes a controversial or factually incorrect statement. When they are criticized, instead of backing off and/or apologizing, they don’t merely stand behind it, but instead they strengthen or expand their position.

    It happened countless times during the campaign season at all levels, and usually was called out by the media. After all, that’s part of their job.

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  502. Serena -  November 15, 2012 - 10:49 am

    Terrible / annoying

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  503. Liz -  November 15, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Synecdoche

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  504. Matt -  November 15, 2012 - 10:44 am

    I think the word should be one of the following or their derivatives:

    schism
    divorce
    separation
    division
    sunder

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  505. Jeff -  November 15, 2012 - 10:44 am

    uncertain

    For not being able to choose a word.

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  506. Wynd -  November 15, 2012 - 10:39 am

    I think the word of the year should be idiosyncratic, which means peculiar or eccentric.

    This word describes 2012 due to the “de-evolution” of the current generation Y, as generation Y has developed into quite a “peculiar” generation to say the least.

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  507. Jessica -  November 15, 2012 - 10:39 am

    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia-the fear of long words
    It doesn’t really have anything to do with 2012. but just think it looks and sounds cool.

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  508. Ted Whitmer -  November 15, 2012 - 10:37 am

    polarizing

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  509. ninetiesbaby -  November 15, 2012 - 10:37 am

    DIMMER

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  510. Kayyyy -  November 15, 2012 - 10:30 am

    Absurd.

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  511. kayingvang -  November 15, 2012 - 10:24 am

    i think the word should be supercalafragalisticexpealadoushous

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  512. shivani -  November 15, 2012 - 10:22 am

    CRUEL!!!!!

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  513. Tiffany -  November 15, 2012 - 10:16 am

    flibbertigibbet

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  514. Emily Espy -  November 15, 2012 - 10:02 am

    I think it should be *happening* because so much is happening in the world today.
    Thank you for reading! :3

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  515. Master of Puppets -  November 15, 2012 - 9:55 am

    There is only one word that I feel is suited to be elevated to a height so profound:

    “Metallica”

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  516. Tanvi -  November 15, 2012 - 9:33 am

    I think the word of the year should be ‘histrionic’. It’s one of my favorites, one that I learnt this year and I love it!

    Some other suggestions for you to pick from your ballot box!
    tranquility
    quagmire
    malarkey
    loquacious
    discombobulated
    (to me, these are all extremely fun words that you can roll around on your tongue and simply enjoy! I feel like for all of these, their meanings match the way the word is spelled/said)

    Thank you very much x)

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  517. Miran -  November 15, 2012 - 9:31 am

    i think it should be
    ————————-SYRIA————
    poor syria…

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  518. realbullet -  November 15, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Frankestorm

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  519. Evelea -  November 15, 2012 - 9:26 am

    Pulchritudinous! It’s really fun to say, and it’s a great, beautiful word that describes our great, beautiful world.

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  520. Amanda Farrow -  November 15, 2012 - 9:24 am

    I think the word should be destitution, dispossesion or deprivation.
    Think of the world we live in. Every country there is a form of destitution. The way of the world lately is to deprive others for the success of themselves. And dispossesion goes hand in hand with destitution and deprivation. We are led to destitution by dispossession. Dispossession usually occures with deprivation. Maybe the bank will not give you a loan or a friend is too “broke” to lend a hand financially. I feel these words are the most realistic for this year.

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  521. Paradox -  November 15, 2012 - 9:19 am

    How about banal?It has been a mostly mundane year, punctuated by a few interesting events.But mostly just boring.In global terms.

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  522. Mike -  November 15, 2012 - 9:14 am

    Dissemble: Most of what passed for inormation this past year, was nothing more than elegant dissembling, especially during the campaign season.

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  523. Elizabeth -  November 15, 2012 - 8:51 am

    My word of the year choice?…….”godless”

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  524. Emily -  November 15, 2012 - 7:38 am

    Hornswoggle

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  525. jake -  November 15, 2012 - 7:36 am

    it should be YOLO

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  526. mark -  November 15, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Foppish or Mangrove

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  527. Beerman -  November 15, 2012 - 7:20 am

    blatherskite = empty talk

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  528. Jeff -  November 15, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Do you know what would in keeping with 2012? Let us the readers vote on the word. The editors can give us 4-10 choices and let us pick. Most votes wins – that’s democracy. Is there a better word for it? Unless you want to establish an electoral college…

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  529. MWpelzner -  November 15, 2012 - 7:00 am

    The word of the year should be “polarized.” I cannot remember a more polarized national situation than this past year. Politics were polarized on issues of pecuniary spending. The nation was polarized in its choice for politicians. People were polarized on their support of gay marriage, immigration, defense spending, etc. It has been a year of division, stark and polarized division.

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  530. BWS -  November 15, 2012 - 6:55 am

    maelstrom

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  531. Christopher -  November 15, 2012 - 6:50 am

    I’ve got quite a simple word. It’s not rare, unusual, nor does it twist your tongue. I nominate the word “next.” As I would like this next year to come in a more rapid fashion…

    If not I also enjoy these words: Vanquish, Acquire, Conquer, and Vantage. Likewise, they are neither rare, unusual, and do not twist your tongue. However, they are very powerful and inspiring words.

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  532. Lydia -  November 15, 2012 - 6:41 am

    The word of the year should defintely be

    supercalifragilisticexpilidocious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    favorite word!!!!!!!

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  533. Georgianna Miller -  November 15, 2012 - 6:39 am

    I think the word “zombie” should be the word of the year!

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  534. L.L. Logophile -  November 15, 2012 - 6:39 am

    I would like to suggest the word for the year be; Aliferous, because the year seemed to swiftly fly by without much of an impact.

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  535. Jenn L. -  November 15, 2012 - 6:29 am

    Election

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  536. Jake -  November 15, 2012 - 6:28 am

    ungainly

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  537. Lily -  November 15, 2012 - 6:09 am

    Rude. Because that’s what the world is nowadays.

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  538. Kendra. M -  November 15, 2012 - 6:08 am

    squiggalypiggaly-

    a deformed pig

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  539. Jodie -  November 15, 2012 - 6:06 am

    floccinaucinihilipilification

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  540. Cranky native -  November 15, 2012 - 5:49 am

    My word is parishable. Parishable is what we are, the world is, our banking and infrastructure. Parishables are what we won’t have enough of if the shit really hits the fan and even more people are displaced, broke,homeless and hungry. Parish is what is going to happen to every greedy, lying, wicked hearted thief that has ever done God’s children wrong. It beats the heck out of swag.

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  541. Tuch -  November 15, 2012 - 5:32 am

    DOOMSDAY

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  542. John -  November 15, 2012 - 4:53 am

    wereinthistogether

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  543. Marguerite Reed -  November 15, 2012 - 4:34 am

    Malarkey! (I can’t believe people had to look it up….) Lord knows the year was full of it.

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  544. madmadmad -  November 15, 2012 - 4:08 am

    Awesomeness

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  545. Chris -  November 15, 2012 - 4:07 am

    Socialism

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  546. dhafin -  November 15, 2012 - 3:03 am

    sophophobia- the fear of learnig

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  547. Alejandro -  November 15, 2012 - 2:51 am

    i think it should be….
    Supercalifragilisticespialidosus

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  548. Kr 1989 -  November 15, 2012 - 2:24 am

    Occupy

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  549. ArY.L -  November 15, 2012 - 2:19 am

    2012 Word of the Year should be Obamalicious…

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  550. Angela -  November 15, 2012 - 2:11 am

    Twenty-twelve .

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  551. Ishmamah -  November 15, 2012 - 1:27 am

    Onomatopoiea

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  552. Abram -  November 15, 2012 - 1:09 am

    I think the word should be Obama-care

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  553. ebony dejonge -  November 15, 2012 - 12:02 am

    mind-boggling

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  554. sophie -  November 14, 2012 - 10:41 pm

    I think that the world of the year should be, globalization, as we as people have never been so connected so interested and absorbed in what is happening around the world in each others countries, homes schools and life, I know social media has been around for a while but i think this year its really expanding our mind to think outside our homes.

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  555. Ruby -  November 14, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    I think the word of the year should be: transparent. It should be this word because it has been very clear and boring.

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  556. Sam -  November 14, 2012 - 10:24 pm

    Termination, because the world is supposed to end.

    But we all know that it won’t actually end.

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  557. Angela Yang -  November 14, 2012 - 10:00 pm

    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,it is one of my favourite words!!!!!:D

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  558. PochoPerry -  November 14, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    Choice…. or maybe…. autocracy

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  559. Donn -  November 14, 2012 - 9:37 pm

    Mystery…or maybe a puzzle

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  560. Ken -  November 14, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    I think it should be the ignorance but as a collective noun to describe the judiciary, for example an ignorance of judges.

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  561. Siobhan -  November 14, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    The word of the day should be either scolionophobia, One Direction or Directioner <3

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  562. Jasmine -  November 14, 2012 - 8:31 pm

    scandalism

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  563. Alex -  November 14, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    The word of 2012 could be CRISIS. Euro finiacial crisis, American financial cliff and Japan’s crisis is on its way.

    And don’t forget what year it is — 2012! the crisis for the whole human beings.

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  564. Anonymous -  November 14, 2012 - 8:20 pm

    Hmm. 2012. How about ‘octagon’. It doesn’t make any sense, but it feels right for me. ’2012, year of the octagons’…..
    In my opinion, 2012 wold be ‘bezoar’, but that doesn’t sound very pleasant, in fact, sort of gross.
    My vote is ‘octagon’. It’s all I can do.

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  565. Holly -  November 14, 2012 - 8:08 pm

    Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikomaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu (It’s a real name)

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  566. her -  November 14, 2012 - 8:04 pm

    Gullible . we are currently freaked out about the 12/21/12 Mayan calender thing, and we believed Obama’s speech, and Romney’s lies . Plus a bunch of other things .

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  567. God -  November 14, 2012 - 8:04 pm

    NIGHTMARE

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  568. Longy -  November 14, 2012 - 8:02 pm

    SORRY

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  569. You should listen -  November 14, 2012 - 7:49 pm

    It should be Gangnam Style, a phrase that means “swag” in the U.S. and is extremely popular worldwide.

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  570. naneki -  November 14, 2012 - 7:48 pm

    Hyperbole…because hyperbole is the GREATEST THING EVER!!!!

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  571. Hannah -  November 14, 2012 - 7:42 pm

    I definitely disagree with all the people insisting it be yolo and swag and all that other crap. It should be something original, like… hodgepodge!

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  572. Sam -  November 14, 2012 - 7:38 pm

    either change or controversy

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  573. Sonia -  November 14, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    I think that the word of the year should be
    acquisitiveness, hypocritical, or intemperance. These words, unfortunately all describe the greed, lies, and political issues our world has.

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  574. Hippie -  November 14, 2012 - 7:35 pm

    FYI i just put a randome website

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  575. MAGICIAN Walter GLOD -  November 14, 2012 - 7:35 pm

    The word that surfaced over and over in 2012 was ” Seriously ?”
    Commonly used as an outcry when observing something that you disagree with.
    Example:
    News Reporter, “Congress is going to take a 6 month vacation even though there is an impending zombie apocalypse”

    Observer, “SERIOUSLY !?….SERIOUSLY???”
    alternately the word “REALLY ?” is used multiple times.

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  576. Scyera -  November 14, 2012 - 7:32 pm

    I agree with Howard Ryan in that liberal should be the word of the year.

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  577. Aman Imani -  November 14, 2012 - 7:31 pm

    Egregious

    Complex but lends itself to frequent use. Go Wall Street!

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  578. WENDY -  November 14, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    I don’t care what word is – - – just pick a positive word. Don’t jump on the Negative Nellie bandwagon!!

    Come on people! Don’t cling to the negative. There were many positive things that happened this year. If you didn’t agree with the election results don’t have a pity party and let that define the word of the year.

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  579. Sonia -  November 14, 2012 - 7:27 pm

    I think that the word of the year should be Debt or hypocritical.

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  580. as -  November 14, 2012 - 7:25 pm

    Mom

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  581. Michelle -  November 14, 2012 - 7:17 pm

    Ubiquitous

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  582. Zayn Malik -  November 14, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    sorry guy word of the YEAR should be One Direction. x

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  583. Carter Barker -  November 14, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    I believe the word of the year would be feckless since nothing has been done to slow down the economy receive.

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  584. Zayn Malik -  November 14, 2012 - 6:55 pm

    The word of the day should be…One Direction :) x

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  585. Justin -  November 14, 2012 - 6:53 pm

    hands down it should be “euphoric”(fear of good news)

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  586. Peri -  November 14, 2012 - 6:48 pm

    alive! Because we survived “2012″

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  587. jazmin -  November 14, 2012 - 6:45 pm

    Pumpernickel

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  588. mollie -  November 14, 2012 - 6:39 pm

    apocalyptic

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  589. jacksonian9999 -  November 14, 2012 - 6:36 pm

    Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. the fear of long words. In short, some guy somewhere reading these comments got the crap scared out of him

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  590. Riley -  November 14, 2012 - 6:35 pm

    Hippomonstroficquippedaliophobia!

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  591. JITHIN KURIEN -  November 14, 2012 - 6:32 pm

    I suggest the word

    LUKEWARM

    adjective
    1. moderately warm; tepid.
    2. having or showing little ardor, zeal, or enthusiasm; indifferent: lukewarm applause.

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  592. bambi -  November 14, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    it should be “smurf” .. because the movie smurf was so cool and it brought laughter to a lot of people who watched it… and it has great lessons to learn..^___^

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  593. Kale -  November 14, 2012 - 6:29 pm

    Awesomness!!

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  594. lol -  November 14, 2012 - 6:23 pm

    lol :p

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  595. Evelyn -  November 14, 2012 - 6:22 pm

    How bout a quote of the year….
    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” ~ Oscar Wilde.
    I think we should all remember that in the coming days.

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  596. poplok -  November 14, 2012 - 6:21 pm

    it should be . .devil

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  597. biga98 -  November 14, 2012 - 6:19 pm

    apocalypse

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  598. Sophia -  November 14, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    OR SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS- WHIRLING OF EVERYTHING DESCRIBES 2012 LIKE NONE OTHER WORD. IT COULD BE ANYTHING. ORRRRRRR………
    I GOT IT!
    METAPHOR BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME THINGS THAT HAPPENED LIKE A METAPHOR… OR PERSONIFICATION… UNBELIEVABLE…. LIKE IT WAS 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  599. Alia -  November 14, 2012 - 6:13 pm

    Ludicrous. Describes 2012 perfectly. And the all the other years for that matter. And I mean, come on, who doesn’t love a good Mel Brooks reference now and then.

    “Prepare ship for Light Speed!”
    “No no no Light Speed is too slow!”
    “Light Speed too slow?”
    “Yes! We’re gonna have to go right to Ludicrous Speed!”

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  600. Sophia -  November 14, 2012 - 6:11 pm

    BROBDINGNAGIAN-

    MY ULTIMATE FAVE WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  601. Ericka -  November 14, 2012 - 6:04 pm

    Swag

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  602. noah -  November 14, 2012 - 5:58 pm

    guys it has to be stellar!!!!!!!!! its a greta word. my sister says it 200000 times a day stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,stellar,

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  603. joe -  November 14, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    Pseudostratifiedcilialcolumnarepithelial cells!!!

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  604. Sara -  November 14, 2012 - 5:48 pm

    Paranoia!!!!!!! its 2012, zombies, end of the world, government n economic scares, yay.

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  605. doe -  November 14, 2012 - 5:47 pm

    I tink it should be

    ONE DIRECTION !

    =) :) =D 0_o ;) <3

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  606. Mark -  November 14, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    My word for 2012: “over”, as in thanks be to God it’s over.

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  607. Me -  November 14, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    As always the word of the year should be… Nerd fighter!!!! YESHHH

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  608. ALAN -  November 14, 2012 - 5:38 pm

    It should be, well, obviously
    :D

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  609. hugshockey -  November 14, 2012 - 5:30 pm

    YOLO

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  610. illieous -  November 14, 2012 - 5:23 pm

    Sockdolager

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  611. Pheona -  November 14, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    It should be Oppa Gangnam Style. lol

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  612. Thesaurusasaurus -  November 14, 2012 - 5:14 pm

    I believe that the 2012 Word of the Year should be caliginous.

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  613. duct_tape_ninja -  November 14, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    apocalyptic maybe?

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  614. A nerdfighter -  November 14, 2012 - 5:07 pm

    Curiosity

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  615. someone special -  November 14, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    i think it should be cool-beans :)

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  616. Ryan B -  November 14, 2012 - 4:57 pm

    It should Kindling!

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  617. andrew -  November 14, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    (its better than Anatidaephobia by the way)
    ~andrew

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  618. andrew -  November 14, 2012 - 4:55 pm

    i think it should be hypopotomonstrousisequipidaliophobia, the fear of long words! (look it up!!)
    ~andrew

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  619. Karen -  November 14, 2012 - 4:54 pm

    i would say PHENOMENAL (referring to flashfloods, typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes, and people getting weird all over the globe ; also, higgs boson discovery —or had they really found it?)

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  620. ss -  November 14, 2012 - 4:51 pm

    Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
    longest word in major dictionary :)

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  621. Alis -  November 14, 2012 - 4:50 pm

    Rendezvous

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  622. kasia -  November 14, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    president

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  623. Esmeralda Orozco -  November 14, 2012 - 4:39 pm

    Word of the year should be Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious or sawr as one of the lyrics from the beatles Til’ There Was You <3

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  624. Jake -  November 14, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    Pneamonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis

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  625. Kyle -  November 14, 2012 - 4:36 pm

    spelunker

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  626. Who Cares What My Name Is -  November 14, 2012 - 4:34 pm

    I think the word that best describes 2012 is the word disastrous

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  627. IceFireCat -  November 14, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    The word of the year should be “Homologous”, due to the fact that it is just like every other year. We (The U.S.A.) still owe a lot, we are still in a war, there are still environmental problems….etc. I think we see where this is going by now.

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  628. J -  November 14, 2012 - 4:30 pm

    Dr. Octoganupus BBBBAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    AND

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  629. RS 7620 -  November 14, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Anatidaephobia-the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you…

    It has absolutely nothing to do with 2012, but it would be awesome for it to be tho official word of 2012, because, seriously, you cant beat anatidaephobia. i mean come on. really. that is the most amazing word ever. really. anatidaephobia.

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  630. Kit -  November 14, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Fracking

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  631. Gabby -  November 14, 2012 - 4:15 pm

    SWAG

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  632. rgelli -  November 14, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    ‘DEPRESSO’ all thru the year, from every corner and every field – not just economy, the news have been depressing and coming as fast as expresso.

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  633. RS 7620 -  November 14, 2012 - 4:06 pm

    lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepicossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon.

    And yes, that IS a word, and Im sure thats the correct spelling.

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  634. Keltz -  November 14, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    2012 WORD OF THE YEAR IS ………………………………………………
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….ONE DIRECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  635. Iy31n -  November 14, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    A.
    Or I.

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  636. Eryn -  November 14, 2012 - 3:52 pm

    I think this year’s word should be “wherewithal.” It is kind of a fun word.

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  637. Lina -  November 14, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Catawompus
    the computer seems to think i did not spell this right but i think you know what i mean if not it is what tyler at the very top said.:)

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  638. Arie -  November 14, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    I think it should be contemptuosly because its a funny word and it rolls off the tounge.

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  639. simone -  November 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    tedious should be the word because i agree that 2012 has been rather boring ESPECIALLY in the political campaigns. Thankyou this is Simone Lewis signing out also respect the scene kidds

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  640. Ernest -  November 14, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    I think it should be MONEY. $__$
    m
    o
    n
    e
    y

    $

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  641. Christie Trumbaturi -  November 14, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    I’m so sick of hearing the word EPIC!!! It was so overused by children AND adults.

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  642. Al* **** (Security Reasons) -  November 14, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    I would say sympathy because it is the last year until 100 more years that 12/12/12 happens. Really. I really feel SYMPATHETIC and I hope you choose this word.

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  643. Mitt -  November 14, 2012 - 3:33 pm

    “Secede”

    The word of the year could also be “SECEDE” as this is what 47 states are trying to do now that Obama has been re-elected.

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  644. lila -  November 14, 2012 - 3:33 pm

    katy k on November 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    platitudinous
    because its funny sounding, and the article says it was a boring year. so lets spice it up with fun word! that means boring

    I agree with katy

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  645. Timothy Graham -  November 14, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    I think is should be… FLABERGASTED

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  646. ?????????????????????????? -  November 14, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    Apocalypse is the obvious word

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  647. Hooblahem -  November 14, 2012 - 3:19 pm

    Randomness should be it since that’s what this generation is all about.Especially the Universe,

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  648. SteeleX -  November 14, 2012 - 3:17 pm

    I think I will apocolypse

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  649. Triisha -  November 14, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    prosaic
    meaning boring

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  650. kiwibirdloverlv -  November 14, 2012 - 3:11 pm

    i mean, just look up ‘kiwi bird’ on google images and see how cute they are!

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  651. ken -  November 14, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    One of these two is perfect:
    Sesquipedalian:
    1. Something long
    2. 1.5 times the length of something
    3. 1.5 feet
    4. Someone who likes long words

    Or Prolix:
    Very long and tedious

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  652. kiwibirdloverlv -  November 14, 2012 - 3:10 pm

    how about kiwi bird? just saying….. they are critically endangered and stuff(not to mention killer cute) and those reading this that care about the kiwi’s wellbeing check out http://www.savethekiwi.org

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  653. Ke'Asia -  November 14, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    The word of the day should be EXOTIC because weird things and crazy things have been happening

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  654. Jeannie -  November 14, 2012 - 3:08 pm

    SWAG

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  655. jzs -  November 14, 2012 - 3:07 pm

    Winning!

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  656. kiwibirdloverlv -  November 14, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    I think discombobulated is a word that often finds context in today’s society nomatter the amount of carefull planning. and it’s fun to say!

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  657. Isha&uma;) -  November 14, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    <3

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  658. Lil B -  November 14, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    based

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  659. Isha&uma;) -  November 14, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    We think the word should be
    Lemon or sugar the yr was sweet and sour in both ways :) ;)

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  660. angela -  November 14, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    crazy

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  661. boopoop -  November 14, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Debt……….. Not even funny how much we owe

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  662. david -  November 14, 2012 - 2:51 pm

    I think it should be Slantindicular. Don’t ask me what it means.

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  663. ICYNDICEY -  November 14, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    Jigaboo

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  664. Cryptic Turtle -  November 14, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    I think I’d have to go with ‘oops’ ;)

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  665. Chrissy -  November 14, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    I think it should be apocalypse since this is “supposed” to be the year of the apocalypse and it, although seems bad, gives us hope…that good will finally triumph evil. Hope and the apocalypse are what have made 2012 special.

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  666. Em Moslow -  November 14, 2012 - 2:33 pm

    I think the word for 2012 should be:

    pulchritudinous

    This is basically another word for beautiful!

    2012 was beautiful because

    of the warm summer days,
    the cool evenings,
    the long winter nights
    of the rain pounding the Earth every now and then
    of the fall trees’ swaging braches as leaves fell off,
    and the animals that will enlighten us forever!

    Also…

    Natural Life

    Miranda A.

    Take a moment to notice
    The beauty of the trees.
    Sit and take a look
    At the dancing leaves.
    Note the little child
    Laughing, playing with a toy.
    Always so full of energy;
    Humongous amounts of joy.
    Don’t crush the insects,
    Who are 1/1000ths of your weight.
    They may creep up your path,
    But don’t decide their fate.
    Life’s not about avoiding storms.
    Instead, dance in the rain.
    The Earth is so beautiful;
    Why must we cause it’s pain?
    Take time off your busy schedule
    To glance at the starry night.
    Because nature is genius.
    So pretty, such a sight!

    Source: Natural Life, Beauty of Nature Poem http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/natural-life#ixzz2CEsfxovO
    http://www.FamilyFriendPoems.com

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  667. Cindy -  November 14, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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  668. alisha -  November 14, 2012 - 2:29 pm

    OBLITERATED should be the word of the year

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  669. Forrest Knoll -  November 14, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Hipster.

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  670. Herocreeper -  November 14, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  671. RobinHood -  November 14, 2012 - 2:18 pm

    bacon. ’nuff said.

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  672. wondering -  November 14, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    Sandy

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  673. will -  November 14, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    is should be HISTORY

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  674. kevin -  November 14, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    definatly swag

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  675. Clarabeth -  November 14, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    defenisrate

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  676. bob -  November 14, 2012 - 2:09 pm

    peebottle its what my brother does

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  677. cheese -  November 14, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    the word of the year should be CHEECH (a peach with cheddar cheese) or it should at least be a word….

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  678. Chuckles -  November 14, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    Definitely Dwag

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  679. Man -  November 14, 2012 - 1:54 pm

    It should be logistics! hear that word WAY to much! oh and i agree with you Wearescrewed!

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  680. Dhika -  November 14, 2012 - 1:52 pm

    kerfuffle or brouhaha because of the election craze and with all the world ending stuff :)

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  681. Maria -  November 14, 2012 - 1:44 pm

    PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­CONIOSIS. REALLY LONG WORD!

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  682. Venus -  November 14, 2012 - 1:41 pm

    Memorandum.

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  683. artsy elm -  November 14, 2012 - 1:39 pm

    that was supposed to be a smiley face…:[]

    = o o =
    - L -
    ______
    \|_|_|_|/

    maybe this one will work better!!! :)

    once again – malarky or stagnant!

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  684. derpa -  November 14, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Skrillex

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  685. Kevin Simmentone -  November 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    I think the word should be embonpoint. It is a very fun word to say and has an intresting definition.

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  686. catherine -  November 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    transit of venus!

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  687. twilightfan -  November 14, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    twilight

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  688. Jim Jones -  November 14, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    I think the word shoud be dextroversion

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  689. Anoymous -  November 14, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    I think the word of the year should be “liberal.” Anyone else of hearing about “change?” If your going to do it, then do it already!!!!

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  690. John Simmingtone -  November 14, 2012 - 1:16 pm

    I think the word should be, embonpoint. It is an intresting word and it’s fun to say.

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  691. Mel Phibashef -  November 14, 2012 - 1:12 pm

    it is a run off of two words: catastrophe or postchristian

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  692. tahirah curry -  November 14, 2012 - 1:06 pm

    the word is Avengers!!

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  693. Tracy Hayes -  November 14, 2012 - 1:01 pm

    i think that the word of the year should be…….. RATCHETT!!!! LOL , thats funny right there i dont care who ya are , btw yoouu ratcheett(;

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  694. Ryan -  November 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    jaboticaba

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  695. Monkey -  November 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

    EVENTFUL?????????????????????????????????????????

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  696. Lion -  November 14, 2012 - 12:47 pm

    It should be hexaflexagon. It’s a shape that can be made with a strip of paper, that has many sides that are hard to find. I think it describes most people’s personalities: many sides, with some that are hard to find.

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  697. Howard Ryan -  November 14, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    I would be honored to see my choice for word of the year chosen, although I feel that my reasoning may be a bit to divisive for your website. My nomination for word of the year is “Liberal”. I nominate this word during an election year because of how tiring it is to hear the word misused constantly. The political bastardization of the word doesn’t match its actual meaning. To be liberal is by definition to be progressive towards reform and change. None of the various implied negative campaign meanings are found in a dictionary but they seem to be a part of the nomenclature of common understanding for the word amongst most of the country. Which is a shame, because the negative label is just a political construct; one that helps to keep our nation divided.

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  698. Ray -  November 14, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    Well the word that was most misused/hyper-used during 2012 was “Epic.”

    Other than that I vote with other posters for “Swag.”

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  699. tessia -  November 14, 2012 - 12:30 pm

    i think it should either be swag or obama (obviously)

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  700. shadowclaw -  November 14, 2012 - 12:21 pm

    I think the word should be impurity.

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  701. svenjamin -  November 14, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    prevarication – in honor of Mitt Romney

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  702. What i do in Class -  November 14, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    LOVE

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  703. Thea -  November 14, 2012 - 12:02 pm

    ok i like so many words I’m sorry everybody but here’s a list:
    brain
    enthralling
    choir
    paragraph
    magic
    miraculous
    heart
    composition
    golden
    magnet
    measurement
    fly
    affinity
    reflect
    float
    ok that’s enough…

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  704. Thea -  November 14, 2012 - 11:56 am

    oops spelled that wrong oh well another good one would be pseudonym.

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  705. Robert -  November 14, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Psychosis-a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.

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  706. Thea -  November 14, 2012 - 11:54 am

    Hipopotamonstrosisquipidaliophobia.

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  707. Tanner -  November 14, 2012 - 11:45 am

    OLOY; only losers obey yolo… hehehe

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  708. tialatifa -  November 14, 2012 - 11:41 am

    stacker

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  709. Miah -  November 14, 2012 - 11:39 am

    #DOPE

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  710. Mike -  November 14, 2012 - 11:33 am

    hashtag

    Enough said. If you like my idea, let me know at hashtag hashtag. Make sure you help my hashtag trend by hashtaging and following my hashtag. If you have any cool pictures that support hashtag, submit it to hashtag, @#/hashtag#hashtag

    I don’t even “tweet” and it’s all I hear anymore.
    hashtag-mike

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  711. alberto -  November 14, 2012 - 11:27 am

    evesdropping dont know why, its just cool

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  712. naty -  November 14, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Yolo

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  713. RobynF -  November 14, 2012 - 10:48 am

    Gangnam. I seriously think Gangnam style is the song of the year so it should the word of the year as well.

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  714. Sinji -  November 14, 2012 - 10:48 am

    if not, then CHUCK NORRIS!!!

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  715. Sinji -  November 14, 2012 - 10:47 am

    two words… EPIC…& FAIL

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  716. billybob -  November 14, 2012 - 10:42 am

    pandemonium!!!!!!!!!!!

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  717. Tre -  November 14, 2012 - 10:41 am

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious or pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis I like those words.

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  718. Drake -  November 14, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Necrotic

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  719. Tory -  November 14, 2012 - 10:28 am

    Gangnam Style!

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  720. Tiffany -  November 14, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Tip

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  721. LP -  November 14, 2012 - 10:13 am

    Anomalous – in reference to climate.

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  722. Bubba -  November 14, 2012 - 10:12 am

    I think that the Iconic word for 2012 is…(wait for it)… ICONIC ! The most thoroughly, completely,and utterly overused word of the year. Watch any Newscast on any Network and you will hear it used at least twice, if not three or more times. This adjective has become devalued and lost most of the weight it once had. Now I call THAT inflation! One would think that the Media Pundits could COIN a few alternative words and thus preserve the worth of something that truly deserves its stature as an Icon!

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  723. Lana