“Plutoed” Voted 2006 Word of the Year; YouTube Most Likely to Succeed as a Verb
In a companion vote, sibling organization the American Name Society voted Pluto as Name of the Year for 2006. Macaca was runner-up.
Word of the Year: to pluto/be plutoed: to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet. Others in contest:
surge: increase in troops
Most Useful: climate canary: an organism or species whose poor health or declining numbers hint at a larger environmental catastrophe on the horizon. Others in contest:
Most Likely to Succeed: YouTube: as a verb, to use the YouTube web site or to have a video of one’s self be posted on the site. Others in contest:
m-, man-, men-