Blog Blows Away Hurriane

Bloggers have been reporting about it all day. Tonight I finally found a cnn.com article that explains it. Publisher: ‘Blog’ No. 1 word of the year – Nov 30, 2004. I had to go to the Merriam-Webster website though to find out how they got this list.

We’ve sorted through thousands of user hits from Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, Online Thesaurus, and Merriam-Webster Collegiate.com to find the ten words that have most consistently piqued your curiosity this past year.

So what are the top 10 words? Here ya go:

TOP 10 WORDS OF 2004
The top 10 words of the year based on searches of Merriam-Webster Web sites.

1. blog
2. incumbent
3. electoral
4. insurgent
5. hurricane
6. cicada
7. peloton
8. partisan
9. sovereignty
10. defenestration

Source: Merriam-Webster

This also means ‘blog’ will be in the 2005 Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Aren’t you glad you’re “in the know” now?

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