Google Beats Out Blog

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The American Dialect Society (ADS) has named google – the verb – as its Word of the Decade. According to the ADS, the verb google (meaning to "search the Internet") won out over "blog", which, according to Grant Barrett, the chair of the ADS's New Word Committee, "just sounds ugly."

Tweet was named the top word of the year for 2009.

Fail – "a noun or interjection used when something is egregiously unsuccessful" – was 2009's most useful word.