Speaking of Stars (Poll)
Pick the Best New Word Inspired by Celebrity News
We wouldn't be able to resist.
News stories about stars often inspire The Year in Words to invent new terms, and several of these terms have shot into our Top 10 the very same week.
Feel free to vote for your favorite from the selection below...Terms can be clicked to access their full entries, and the poll is in the right-hand column.
Voting will close on September 13, 11:00 p.m. UTC, and the winner will be announced within 48 hours.
Here are the candidates:
Alarmpits - Alarmpits that cause alarm. Particularly those that have visible hair and belong to celebrity women.
Circumtweet - To circumvent censorship or controlling forces, by communicating via tweets. Also: A tweet that does the job.
Closetbreaker - Someone who comes out of the closet – strongly, proudly, and permanently.
Guysteria - Hysteria over a guy.
Hitchman - A pitchman for someone who wants to get hitched. If masterful, can pull off a successful marriage proposal.
Kisstract - To distract with a notable kiss.
Propagandimal - A propaganda-spreading animal.
[Update on 9/14/10: Read about the terms that topped the poll.]
(Credits: All photo credits and trademark information available via links to original posts – except top image, from Gawker, and bottom image, from Laura's Blog)