Last month Merriam-Webster picked “w00t” as their word of the year for 2007.
Now the American Dialect Society has waded in with their own list. Number one for the ADS: “subprime”. Runners-up were “Facebook,” “green,” “Googleganger” and “waterboarding”.
A Googleganger is somebody else with your name that shows up when you self-Google. My Googleganger is a teenaged British chess prodigy. Who’s yours?