I always like to hear about the words added to the dictionary or top words of the year, so I just checked out the top words of the year as decided by Merriam-Webster.
Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year 2006
Based on votes from visitors to their site:
1 : “truth that comes from the gut, not books” (Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” October 2005)
2 : “the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true” (American Dialect Society, January 2006)
All are here.