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Word o' the Year

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.

Me, I'm torn between "Pecksniffian" and "sputum."

— Larry, Eleemosynary Monkey, Light Reading

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