The words that defined 2008

    If you could name the one word that defines the year 2009 what would it be? Later this week, the American Dialect Society will meet in San Francisco to vote on the word of the year. We talk with BEN ZIMMER, a member of the executive Committee of the Society. And here’s a hint, in early voting the word “change” is in the lead. Listen to the mp3

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