2006 Word Of The Year: Plutoed
The American Dialect Society has chosen the 2006 Word of the Year: Plutoed. To “pluto” is “to demote or devalue someone or something.” It’s great to see something that happened in the realm of astronomy (the demotion of Pluto as a planet) become part of everyday banter.
And, we should trust their choice because they were the ones who voted “truthiness” the word of the year last year. "The truth that comes from the gut, not books"—originally coined by Stephen Colbert.