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Word of the year

November 23, 2012

I posted an item on Pilcrow Copy Editing’s Facebook page a few weeks back about Oxford American Dictionary’s selection of “GIF”—as a verb—for their word of the year. I was interested in some feedback from those who have liked Pilcrow’s Facebook page, primarily to see if anyone had ever heard “GIF” used as a verb. Not such a large sample size for starters, but I had a suspicion I wanted confirmed by a decidedly non-scientific survey.

Nobody had.

My wife sent me a link to this blog and the folks at the Oxford American Dictionary should take note: if the word of the year is going to be a verb, “vaguebooking” most certainly takes the prize as far as I am concerned. And it’s a very witty post overall.

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