has been named the New Oxford American Dictionary’s 2010 Word of the Year!
refudiate: verb used loosely to mean “reject”: she called on them to refudiate the proposal to build a mosque.
[origin — blend of refute and repudiate]
Those of us who love words and the language should immediately boycott all products related to the Oxford University Press and the Oxford English Dictionary, and reject their so-called authority on anything word-related. Your cutesy attempt at self-ridicule and humor in your post about this moronic move only confirms that you have abdicated any and all authority on the matter of the English language and how it should be used:
If a word becomes common enough (as did last year’s WOTY, unfriend), they will consider adding it to one (or several) of the dictionaries we publish. As for “refudiate,” well, I’m not yet sure that it will be includiated.
Thanks also for hastening the slide toward our very own Idiocracy, in this case, aided by the makers of a fucking dictionary, the very people who should have been expected to hold the line against this kind of creeping retardation.
What? That's not a word? Oh, haha! If only that word appeared on your site, then it would be funny! Well, just wait until next year. I'm sure it'll find its way into the fucking dictionary.
Frankly, given this stupid stunt coming from you, why should people bother to learn to speak and write correctly if this kind of frighteningly stupid shit is given legitimacy? (And what of the timing--the day after Sarah Proud and Dumb's reality show debuts? I smell a rat.)
I'll tell you why we should care (though obviously you don't) about the demise of our language, and the cheapening of it: the quality of language bears a direct correlation with the quality of thought expressed with it.
I rest my case.
Frankly, Oxford American Dictionary, I think you would be better served pondering a famous catchphrase associated with another politico:
Go fuck yourself.