austerity

is Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2010. People are making a big deal out of it for some reason. 

These are the past words of the year since 2003 when the site started tracking them. 

2009: admonish
2008: bailout
2007: woot
2006: truthiness
2005: integrity
2004: blog
2003: democracy

And perhaps more interesting are the top words that were created this year. Business Insider lists them out..

  1. refudiate
  2. porno-scanner
  3. shellacking
  4. robo-signer
  5. vuvuzela 
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