Twittering Away

To tweet or not to tweet ‑ dats d Q: Whether ’tis nobler to twitter away… and be all my tweets remembered.  With apologies to the “Bard of Avon,” I read with interest one of this year’s many yearend lists.  The Global Language Monitor has announced that Twitter was the top word of 2009 in its annual global survey of the English language.  “In a year dominated by world-shaking political events, a pandemic, the after effects of a financial tsunami and the death of a revered pop icon, the word Twitter stands above all the other words,” said Paul JJ Payack, President of The Global Language Monitor.  Enjoy the list.

Top Words of 2009
1.  Twitter
2.  Obama
3.  H1N1
4.  Stimulus
5.  Vampire
6.  2.0  (my take on Web 2.0)
7.  Deficit
8.  Hadron
9.  Healthcare
10.  Transparency
11.  Outrage
12.  Bonus
13.  Unemployed
14.  Foreclosure
15.  Cartel 

Top Phrases of 2009
1.  King of Pop
2.  Obama-mania
3.  Climate Change
4.  Swine Flu
5.  Too Large to Fail
6.  Cloud Computing
7.  Public Option
8.  Jai Ho!
9.  Mayan Calendar
10.  God Particle


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