Unfriend: Word of the Year 2009

Unfriend: Word of the year:

The word ‘unfriend’ has just been named Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary.

Unfriend is defined as a verb that means ‘to remove someone as a friend on a social networking site’. “It has both currency and potential longevity,” said Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer for Oxford’s US dictionary programme.

Other finalists included:

“Hashtag”: A method of tagging a topic on Twitter so it can be found by other twitterers!

“Intexticated” : When people are distracted by texting while driving.

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