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Sarah Palin’s Non-Word ‘Refudiate’ Is Merriam-Webster’s New Favorite Word

Oh for Pete’s sake! Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Summer is Sarah Palin’s merciless assault on the Queen’s English, “refudiate,” and only because refudiate has been the most searched-for non-word on its Internet website since the fateful day William Kristol declared it a miracle of profound conservative wordsmithery. Is the volume of Internet searches the only criteria for this literary honor? We are confused then as to why “Bristol Palin nekkid” or maybe “birfcertificate” is not the Word of the Summer. Very fishy indeed, perhaps fishy enough to warrant a recount? Read more on Sarah Palin’s Non-Word ‘Refudiate’ Is Merriam-Webster’s New Favorite Word…