Saturday, December 09, 2006
All hail 'Truthiness'
"Truthiness" — Stephen Colbert's famous noun — tops the 2006 word list at Merriam-Webster. The dictionary site, citing Colbert, defines "truthiness" as "truth that comes from the gut, not books."

The Comedy Central funnyman responded to the news in characteristic fashion:
Though I’m no fan of reference books and their fact-based agendas, I am a fan of anyone who chooses to honor me. And what an honor. Truthiness now joins the lexicographical pantheon with words like ‘squash,’ ‘merry,’ ‘crumpet,’ ‘the,’ ‘xylophone,’ ‘circuitous,’ ‘others’ and others.
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