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Oxford's 2012 words of the year

POSTED: 11:16 AM Nov 13 2012   UPDATED: 11:27 AM Nov 13 2012

Check out this year's word of the year by Oxford American Dictionary, as well as other contenders and past winners.

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Musashi

Paul Allen discovers huge battleship wreck

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen says he has found the wreck of a long-lost World War 2 Japanese battleship near the Philippines.

The philanthropist posted images on Twitter that appeared to show the Musashi, once one of the two largest warships in th...

The dress

Man gets #TheDress tattooed on leg

The Dress has found its way in tattoo form to the leg of a Texas man.

Stick shift, manual transmission

Stick shift foils suspected car thief

Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man for trying to steal a car at a convenience store.

Ambulance

Firefighters rescue woman from cave

Phoenix and Tempe firefighters rescued a hiker from Papago Park Sunday after she went off trail and became stuck in a cave.

Monk statue

1,000-year-old mummified monk found in statue

A statue of a sitting Buddha that made its way from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1,000-year-old mummified monk.

The mummy was discovered, encased in a cavity in the statue, when a private buyer...

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