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 Obamas 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 Obamas catchphrase, Yes We Can.
The top names for 2008 are Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Olympic legend Michael Phelps.
One thing that hasnt changed this year is the fact that Ok remains the most understood word on the planet.
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