I can’t believe that anyone is happy with this:
Merriam-Webster’s annual Words of the Year dating to 2003, when the publisher started making the selection:
2008: Bailout — ”A rescue from financial distress.”
My personal favorite was 2006’s:
2006: Truthiness — ”Truth that comes from the gut, not books.” Coined by Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert; selected as Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster’s online users.