Friday, November 12, 2004

Some new words

Reuters Reuters released an article on the introduction of new words into the American English language since the 2004 presidential election. "According to the study released on Wednesday by Global Language Monitor, a non-profit group which ranks word usage, the November 2 election popularised a number of political words and phrases once used mainly by political insiders. Among the most-used words of the campaign were red and blue states, signifying Republican and Democratic strongholds; flip-flopping, a term used by Republicans to denigrate the politics of Democrat John Kerry; moral values, a reason cited by voters for their electoral choices; and liberal, used in a pejorative sense. "

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