Beanery Online Literary Magazine

January 14, 2009

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST

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BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WORDS OF THE YEAR 2008 Part I: VOCABULARY TEST

     The “word of the year” is determined by any of various assessments which determine the most important word in the public sphere in the previous year. Since 1991, the American Dialect Society has designated one or more words or terms to receive the coveted title of “Word of the Year” in the United States. The society also selected the “Word of the 1990s,” web, and the “Word of the 20th Century,” jazz, and the “Word of the Past Millennium,” she. Annual categories for the word of the year include the most original, the most unnecessary, the most outrageous, and the most likely to succeed.
     As facilitator for the Beanery Writers Group in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, I opted to present the members with a vocabulary test of the 2008 words of the year, some of which were nominated, and at least one an actual Word of the Year. But first, I asked them if they could define a German Word of the Year, bildschirmbraune

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