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14 Words That Need to Be Banished

Man up, and stop using them

(Newser) - After an a-ha moment, two BFFs decide to live life to the fullest and make an epic video, which could have the wow factor and go viral, or be an epic fail. Was that an annoying sentence? The people at Lake Superior State University would likely think so, as it...

Sarah Palin: 'Refudiate' Was Just Sloppy Typing

Former governor attempts to explain famous gaffe

(Newser) - Sarah Palin used her TLC soapbox last night to repudiate, er, refute, er, whatever, that whole refudiate ruckus, explaining that it was a mere typo. "I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out," Palin said. "Make lemonade out of lemons." Critics, however,...

Palin's 'Refudiate' Is Oxford Dictionary's Word of 2010

Tea party leader's neologism formally enters lexicon

(Newser) - Sarah Palin might have been ridiculed for urging Muslims to "refudiate" the so-called Ground Zero Mosque in a mangled tweet this year, but the Oxford American Dictionary thinks she's on to something: “'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of “'reject,'"...

Sarah Palin's Invented Word Is Exactly Right

Conservatives must 'refudiate' liberalism

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's critics snickered when she used the non-word "refudiate" (see summary here ), but William Kristol thinks her coinage is spot-on—and a perfect prescription for what conservatives must do to liberals. It combines refute ("primarily an intellectual act") with repudiate ("a practical or political...

Palin Compares Herself to Shakespeare

...while asking Muslims to 'refudiate' Ground Zero Mosque on Twitter

(Newser) - "Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate," Sarah Palin tweeted yesterday afternoon. Apparently realizing the word refudiate doesn't exist, Palin then pulled down the message and took a second stab, this time misusing...

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