Monday, December 11, 2006

Truthiness

Word-master Stephen Colbert

The conservative folks at dictionary publisher Mirriam-Webster have seen the error of the ways and once again democracy was won out over traditional beliefs. Via an online survey the word “truthiness” has been chosen as word of the year for 2006 and Mirriam-Webster has had no choice but to finally admit that yes, truthiness is a word. “Truthiness” was credited to Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, who defined it as “truth that comes from the gut, not books”

Colbert, who once derided the folks at Mirriam-Webster as the “word police” and a bunch of “wordinistas”, was pleased. “Though I’m no fan of reference books and their fact-based agendas, I am a fan of anyone who chooses to honour me”, he said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

Well I should guess to hell so.

Anyway… Humouroceros

PS: in 2005 “truthiness” was chosen as word of the year by the American Dialect Society. Nice of Mirriam-Webster to finally catch up.


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