Friday, July 13, 2007

Webster's New Words 2007

1. agnolotti
2. Bollywood
3. chaebol
4. crunk
5. DVR
6. flex-cuff
7. ginormous
8. gray literature
9. hardscape
10. IED
11. microgreen
12. nocebo
13. perfect storm
14. RPG
15. smackdown
16. snowboardcross
17. speed dating
18. sudoku
19. telenovela
20. viewshed

My favorites are
nocebo: : a harmless substance that when taken by a patient is associated with harmful effects due to negative expectations or the psychological condition of the patient
ginormous: extremely large, humongous


Collin said...

I'm glad ginormous is finally in the's a word I use all the time. And crunk...I'm always crunk. lol

aka Leonardo Likes Gulls said...

My husband introduced me to two of these words: sudoku (his favorite game) and ginormous (his favorite word). He heard today that ginormous was accepted and he said, "Now, if I can just get them to add 'gihugey' we're good to go!"

Yes, he also says "gihugey" pronounced: gi-huge-ee

Nice. ;-)

Thanks for the full list!