And the award for best word goes to…

Oscar season is just heating up, but the awards for the most important words of the year are basically settled. Plus, a look at the top words of years past.

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Many linguists view the Words of the Year from the American Dialect Society as free of commercial interest and thereby more credible. Its word selections are certainly more interesting. Here’s a list of the American Dialect Society Word of the Year from 1993 to 2013:

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