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December 26, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

TOP TEN WORDS....More end-of-the-year pop culture stuff: the top ten words of 2003 (according to YourDictionary.com). Some miscellaneous comments:

  • "Blog" is #2 on the main list. This obviously means that blogging has reached its peak and is slated for oblivion in 2004.

  • "Allision" is #7? I've never even heard of this one.

  • "Celibacy"? Give me a break.

  • "Give it up!" is #2 on the Youthspeak list? Youthspeak? This phrase is at least decades old and in steady use by Vegas emcees, isn't it?

  • Ditto for "tricked out" and "rice rocket." Frankly, any word or phrase that I'm personally familar with and have been for years is a pretty unlikely candidate for an emerging Youthspeak favorite.

  • Is "10X" really moving into widespread use?

At least this one wasn't a quiz, so I didn't get any wrong.

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