American Dialect Society seeks 2008 word-of-the-year nominations
Help shape the world as we know it, and submit some nominations for Word of the Year. Thinks like “awesomer”, “the internets”, and the like need not apply, but “murderdog”, “cropdusting”, “aftershock”, and “perceived aftershock” are plenty acceptable.
The best “word of the year” candidates will be:
—new or newly popular in 2008
—widely or prominently used in 2008
—indicative or reflective of the national discourse