Wednesday, December 3, 2008

‘Change’ Is Top Word Of 2008

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Word on the street is that Americans are ready for “change.”

The Global Language Monitor - a company that analyzes word trends and usage all over the world – has just released their list of the Top 10 Words for 2008, and “change” is right on top.

“Bailout” comes in at a close second, followed by “ObamaMania,” which is the worldwide reaction to Barack Obama’s campaign and presidential victory.

Other popular words on the list include “greenwashing” – to reposition a product to stress its Earth-friendly attributes – and “Chinglish,” the often amusing Chinese/English language hybrid.

The top phrases for 2008 include “Financial Tsunami” – the worldwide financial meltdown – “Global Warming,” and Obama’s catchphrase, “Yes We Can.”

The top names for 2008 are Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Olympic legend Michael Phelps.

One thing that hasn’t changed this year is the fact that “Ok” remains the most understood word on the planet.

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