Sarah Palins 'Refudiate' Named Word Of Year and Going In Dictionary

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    Every thing this woman does is turning into success. Last night her show on TLC had the highest ratings in the Discovery Channels history and now she is defining our tone of how we speak. What does this tell you about her? It tells us that when she speaks.......we listen. She deserves a big congratulations on having her word Refudiate put into the dictionary. Sarah Palin is now in a class with William Shakespeare; one who has coined a word in the English language that has a uniquely new precise meaning that did not exist before.

    Congratulations, Sarah Palin: ?Refudiate? Named Word of the Year - The Note

    Sarah Palin has officially changed the modern lexicon, one tweet at a time. While one might expect the New Oxford American Dictionary to refudiate the former Alaska governor’s favorite verb, today they embraced it, announcing “refudiate” as the official 2010 word of the year.

    "From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have concluded that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' seems consistently precise, and that 'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of 'reject.' "the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release.

    Palin’s use of “refudiate,” launched critics into a frenzy when she first posted the made up verb on her Twitter page over the summer.

    “Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate,” the 2008 vice presidential nominee tweeted in July, launching a string of harsh responses from the media. While some called Palin’s linguistic mash up egregious others said she would never hear the end of it (look who’s laughing now).

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