The Buzz Words of 2008

The Buzz Words of 2008 (Click to view the presentation)

Every year, thousands of new words enter the lexicon of the English language. That’s the power of English globally, its flexibility and malleability. However, each year, thousands of words die…. It is like life and death, an endless concerto.

But let’s look at life! These are the Buzz Words of 2008, from a very American perspective at the N.Y. Times. Also, see the Buzz Words of 2007! (which ones continue to live?). What’s your favorite buzzword. I really love “lipstick on a pig”. I’d never heard it before this year and now it is an idiom I use whenever the situation demands (Him! Get a job as a teacher! Might as well put lipstick on a pig!).

Enjoy the wonderful world of words!


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