IIIIIIIt’s “Bailout”!

Well, it appears that the word bailout has edged out the competition for the American Dialect Society’s “Word of the Year 2008” vote. So much for my prediction yesterday on a San Diego TV show that the word would be change.

My co-host Grant Barrett is right in the thick of the ADS decision-making, and talking about the vote in various media outlets for weeks now, so keep an ear out for his comments about why they chose this word. (You can also hear Grant hold forth on NPR’s “Morning Edition” this coming Monday.)

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