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Wednesday, December 01, 2004

'Blog' is No. 1 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as "a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks," was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year.

Springfield, Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster compiles the list of the 10 words of each year by taking the most researched words on its Web sites and then excluding perennials such as affect/effect and profanity.

Blog will be a new entry in the 2005 version of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

The complete list of words of the year is available here.

[Via Subzero Blue]

Interesting :) I was one of the people who looked it up when I stumbled across MMM's Subzero Blue in the first quarter of the year.

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