Word of the Year (2006)
The New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2006 is Carbon Neutral!
The reason for this choice, says editor in chief Erin McKean, is because "The increasing use of the word carbon neutral reflects not just the greening of our culture, but the greening of our language. When you see first graders trying to make their classrooms carbon neutral, you know the word has become mainstream."
As it seems the fun never ends for those crazy Oxford lexicographers!
Labels: climate change