Thursday, November 01, 2007

They can spell, but they can't count

  • The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports on Webster's new "Word of the Year."
And it's two words: "Grass station."
It's a play on "gas station" and refers to a theoretical fill-up spot featuring ethanol and biomass fuels, some of which are distilled from actual grass. Grass station beat out such entries as freegan, aka Dumpster diver, and iPodization. This doesn't mean grass station will show up in Webster's anytime soon. As one editor said: "It's merely one that made us chuckle, think, reflect, or just shake our heads." Last year's winner: crackberry.
Last year's word, by a hair...

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