2:10 PM --
Merriam-Webster has announced its 2007 Word of the Year contest. Last year's winner was Stephen Colbert's usefully trenchant "truthiness." The current list is an odd grab-bag, including few such pithy neologisms. Apart from the cloyingly wretched "babymoon" and the boring "cruft," the 20 options are mostly tried-and-trues. Voting closes Friday.