Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster Online's Words of the Year 2006

Once again, Stephen Colbert makes history by making up a word and then having it win the 2006 Word of the Year award. What the?

1. truthiness (noun)

1 : "truth that comes from the gut, not books" (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," October 2005)

2 :
"the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true,
rather than concepts or facts known to be true" (American Dialect
Society, January 2006)