2008 Words of the Year

by Laura Ellis on January 2, 2009


Friday, January 2, 2009
2008 Words of the Year
When we look back at 2008 we will surely remember prominent words and phrases like “change”, “maverick”, and “bailout” that frequently stole the headlines. Other buzzwords of 2008, such as “Car Czar” and “staycation” may or may not stick with us, but that doesn’t diminish their importance or application to our lives this past year. What words or phrases do you think best characterize the year 2008? Tune in to hear Lexicographer Grant Barrett discuss his choices for the words of the year and call in to share your own picks.

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