Wednesday, March 25, 2009

‘Outrage’ The Most Popular Word Of The Century

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The word “outrage” is all the rage these days.

According to The Global Language Monitor, a company that analyzes word trends around the world, the term “outrage” has been used more in the global media recently than anytime this century.

The last time the word was so widely used was in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

According to The Global Language Monitor, the word has been quoted an unprecedented number of times in association with the uproar over the AIG bonuses and the shaky economy.

“Outrage” has been used by everyone from President Obama and his staff to commentators and regular citizens.

Other times the word has been popular besides post-9/11 include in 2005, right after Hurricane Katrina, and in 2005 when referring to the Iraq War.

The Global Language Monitor reports that words of despair and fear have been drowning out those of hope in the global media, with terms like “catastrophe,” “depression,” “collapse,” and “crisis” becoming increasingly more popular.

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