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Surprise Tuck Yew is not top 10. :x The Top 10 Words of 2011

How would you summarize the year 2011 in just 10 words? Each year, an organization called the Global Language Monitor produces just such a summary. Employing a technology known as NarrativeTracker, it analyzes English language usage on social media, the Internet, the blogosphere and in the top 75,000 print and electronic global media sources in order to select the 10 most tossed-around terms of the times. "Our selections this year to a large extent reflect the ongoing political and economic uncertainty that seems to be affecting much of the developed world — with notable exceptions such as the Royal wedding and the continuing rise of China," said Paul J.J. Payack, president of the Global Language Monitor . Without further ado, here are the Global Language Monitor's top 10 words of 2011: 1. Occupy — The preferred verb of protesters occupies the top spot this year. Not only ...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/top-10-words-2011-153105193.html

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