The New Oxford American Dictionary has officially revealed its Word of the Year for 2009:
Without further ado, the 2009 Word of the Year is: unfriend.
unfriend – verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook.
As in, “I decided to unfriend my roommate on Facebook after we had a fight.”
The announcement also includes some runners up, including “birther,” “freemium,” “netbook,” “intexticated,” and “teabagger” (the political one).
I’d also like to add to the list the following suggestions:
Anything involving any of the letters in the word “Twitter”
Your pick for word of the year? Leave ‘em in the comments.