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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Let's All Go 'Cruisazy'!
Rhymes with crazy. Describes that daffy coach-jumping routine sprung by love-struck Tom Cruise on Oprah and later imitated by the likes of Charlize Theron (left). This "word" is as good as any up for 2005's most-apt coinage, to be picked when the American Dialect Society meets tomorrow in New Mexico. Other candidates: truthiness, ego-casting, lifehack, sudoku, floodweiser, emo-anchor, snowclone, fobbit and blogola. Read Amy Rosenberg's story to find out what they mean, and why a much more familiar word -- refugee -- just might win.


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