The American Dialect Society has spoken

Published Monday 8th January 2007 13:54 GMT

 

The American Dialect Society (ADS) has voted “plutoed” its 2006 word of the year. The verb, meaning ” to demote or devalue someone or something”, beat “climate canary” (an organism or species whose poor health or declining numbers hint at a larger environmental catastrophe on the horizon) in a run-off vote to secure the crown, although the latter did win the “most useful” word category.

Other contenders for the word of the year included “murse” (man’s purse), “flog” (“a blog that flacks product”) and “YouTube” (verb meaning “to use the YouTube website or to have a video of one’s self be posted on the site”).

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