Friday, November 20, 2009


‘Global Warming’ Rules The Decade

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Of all the words to come out of this past decade, “Global Warming” is by far the hottest.

The Global Language Monitor, which tracks word trends around the world, has pulled together a list of the “Top Words Of The Decade,” popularized between the years 2000 and 2009.

Taking the No. 1 spot is “Global Warming,” which has been widely used since the beginning of the decade.

Then there’s “9/11,” popularized in 2001, “Obama” and “bailout” from 2008, and “evacuee/refugee,” which spread quickly after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina fiasco.

“Chinglish,” the Chinese-English hybrid language made its debut in 2005 and “H1N1” has been all the rage in 2009.

Other popular words and phrases of the past decade include...

  • Y2K, Twitter, texting, blog, slumdog, brokeback, and sustainable.

  • Climate change, Ground Zero, War On Terror, weapons of mass destruction, swine flu, carbon footprint, King Of Pop, and same-sex marriage.

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