And the word of the year is …

Refudiate. That’s right; the apparent cross between “refute” and “repudiate,” which reality TV star Sarah Palin let fly in July, has captured the New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2010 Word of the Year award. “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’ mor…

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