Word of the year 2009 and word of the decade 2000-2009 nominations finalized; voting January 8

The American Dialect Society met today to nominate words-of-the-year for 2009 and the word-of-the-decade for 2000-2009. Download the nominations (PDF, 94K). The final votes in all categories will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, in the Ruth Room of the Baltimore Hilton in Baltimore, Maryland. The results will be posted here shortly thereafter.