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"Plutoed" voted US word of year
BBC 1/8/07

"Plutoed" has been chosen as word of the year for 2006 by the American Dialect Society, beating "climate canary" in a run-off vote.

If you have been "plutoed" you have been demoted or devalued, just as happened to the former planet Pluto when its status was downgraded.

A "climate canary" is something whose poor health indicates a looming environmental catastrophe.

This is the 17th time ADS members have voted to choose a word of the year.

"It was good that the society focused on a genuine scientific concern, though I believe the nomination came in from outer space," said committee chairman Professor Wayne Glowka.

The General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided last year that Pluto did not meet its definition of a planet and would be categorised as a dwarf planet.

Other words in the running were:

flog - an advertisement disguised as a blog or web log
prohibited liquids - "fluids that cannot be transported by passengers on airplanes"
macaca - "an American citizen treated as an alien" Macaca is considered by some to be a racial slur.

Members of the 117-year-old ADS include academics, writers, editors and linguists.

The society says its vote is for fun only and they do not act in any official capacity of introducing words into the English language.



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Doncha just love it when the first time you hear of something is when it's selected as the Most Something Or Other of the Year?

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> it's selected as the Most Something Or Other of the Year?

yeah, I hadn't heard this one, either.


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According to the dictionary beeing planetized is not done yet (at least it is not yet in the books). So no one or nothing can be easily Plutoed. You can be Platonized or be a Planetoid if you like .(Outer space comment),(illegal alien post)

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And what is it called when you get punched by the Disney character, Pluto? Plutoed? Plutonated? Plutonized?


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I was once in a Plutonic relationship. She was cold and very remote.


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I was once in a Plutonic relationship. She was cold and very remote.




Whereas if a woman were to say the same, it might be because "he was smaller, and less impressive than I first thought."

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(and what's it to do with dog pounds?)

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TedRemington. Who was it had any complaints about your puns?

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BranShea:

There's one or two who grumble that my plays on words aren't all puns, or is it that some of my puns aren't all plays on words. I don't pay no nevermind to them. I learned a long time ago that arguing with some of these people is like tryin' to teach a pig to sing. Waste of time and annoys the hell outta the pig.


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