Merriam-Webster's 2008 Word of the Year

Merriam-Webster has announced its 2008 "Word of the Year." The winner? "Disemvowel" "Bailout," which "received the highest intensity of lookups on Merriam-Webster Online over the shortest period of time." And the next four in the Top Ten list:

2. vet
3. socialism
4. maverick
5. bipartisan

#1 Word of the Year for 2008 (via Michael Leddy's Orange Crate Art)