2012 Words of the Year: American Dialect Society

POSTED: 11:42 AM Jan 07 2013

2012 introduced some new words into the public lexicon and also saw a few new meanings for some old favorites. Here are some picks by the American Dialect Society. They are broken down by category.

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Spider in web

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Generic court, gavel, lawsuit, arraignment, judgment

Man pleads guilty to stealing brain samples, other tissue

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Darth Vader robs Florida store

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Night sky

Weather instrument falls from sky, bomb squad called in

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Legos, Lego contest

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