Thursday, September 25, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Beijing just won a gold
medal in buzzwords.
Beijing Is Top TV Word Of 2008
The Global Language Monitor, a company that analyzes word
trends and usage around the globe, has released its list of the
top TV words of 2008 and Beijing, as in Beijing
Olympics, is No. 1.
Other Telewords of the year include...
ObamaSpeak: Words coined to describe the Barack
Obama phenomenon during the critical presidential election
year, including Obamarama and ObamaNation.
It is what it is, the ubiquitous phrase heard
all over the tube, from The Wire to the Roger
Clemens baseball steroids hearings.
Facts are stubborn things, from the Emmy-
winning John Adams biopic. Its Adams quaint
way of saying, It is what it is.
Phelpsian: A word coined to describe sensational swimmer
Michael Phelps Phelpsian Pheat of winning eight gold
medals in a single Olympics.
Lipstick, as in on a pig or otherwise, a media buzzword
surrounding Republican v.p. candidate Sarah Palin.
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