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Word of the Year: Dithering or Bass-Ackwards

HOWARD MEGDAL: While I applaud Merriam-Webster for correctly identifying the sound and fury signifying nothing from the far right as the dominant characteristic of 2009, I believe they picked the wrong word to truly embody the movement.

DAVE TOMARDithering is the Word of 2009, a reflection both of a Republican party that remains firmly entrenched in the strategies that have defined it for the last decade and of a media outlet for this party that is a lampoon of its own party. Really, they could not have picked a sillier word, presuming that Sarah Palin couldn’t possible pronounce vacillate without saying something dirty. She can’t even pronounce ass-backwards. I guess we’ll see though. Continue reading

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