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  • Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year (2016-11-21): Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year

  • Vape is the Word of the Year (2014-11-21): The Oxford Dictionaries have named vape as the word of the year. It beat out slacktivism and normcore.

  • Oxford Dictionaries Names Selfie the Word of the Year (2013-11-19): Selfie is the new word of the year, according to The Oxford Dictionaries.

  • American Dialect Society Names Occupy the 2011 Word of the Year (2012-01-08): The American Dialect Society voted "occupy" as the word of the year for 2011.

  • Google Named Word of Decade. Tweet Named Word of the Year (2010-01-11): The Washington Post reports that the word "tweet" has been named the word of the year and "Google" has been named the word of the decade by the American Dialect Society.

  • Bailout is Merriam-Webster's Word for 2008 (2008-12-06): Bailout is Merriam-Webster's word for 2008.

  • American Dialect Society Names Subprime 2007's Word of the Year (2008-01-23): The BBC reports that "Subprime" has been voted the word of the year for 2007 by linguists of the American Dialect Society.

  • Word of the Year: w00t (2008-01-08): Merriam-Webster has named its 2007 words of the year.

  • Plutoed Named Word of the Year (2007-01-17): The BBC reports that the American Dialect Society has voted "Plutoed" as the 2006 word of the year.

  • Podcast is the Word of the Year (2005-12-08): Editor and Publisher reports the New Oxford American Dictionary has declared that the term "podcast" is the Word of the Year.

  • Word of the Year: Blog (2004-12-01): Blog is the word of the year according to Merriam-Webster.

  • Truthiness is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year (0000-00-00): Merriam-Webster has announced that they have selected truthiness as the 2006 Word of the Year.