I have been a little bit sick for the past week, so I apologize for my lack of posting. But, I thought I would weigh in after my “break” with this piece of comedy. The legions of Stephen Colbert fans (Comedy Central) have weighed in to make the word “truthiness” the word of the year in Miriam Webster Dictionary’s online poll.
1. truthiness (noun)
1 : “truth that comes from the gut, not books” (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central's “The Colbert Report,” October 2005)
2 : “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true” (American Dialect Society, January 2006)
Here is Colbert coining the term in his first show, October 17, 2005.
The other contenders were: google, decider, war, insurgent, terrorism, vendetta, sectarian, quagmire, and corruption. I have to agree that truthiness is the most fun of the choices, and it certainly seems to be in great practice these days. What were some of the “truthy” events that you remember in 2006?
via Lost Remote and ToddAnd