Saturday, December 09, 2006

'Truthiness'

Well, well, well. Did I call this one or what? In last January over Civil Rights Day, the Squire family (my parents, Alison and I, most of my siblings and their kids) was down in La Verkin. While there we played a 'Cranium' type game. One of the little challenges was some sort of a word game. I used the word 'truthiness'. Nobody believed that truthiness was a 'real' word. I, on the other hand, knew that this word had staying power. And now, this word has become the Word of the Year!

First off, congratultions to Stephen Colbert and his genius. Secondly, congratulations to me for being so quick to assimiliate into the Colbert Nation...

You can read an AP article on cnn.com about how 'truthiness' was voted the word of the year here. There was also a Newsweek article written on Stephen Colbert titled "America's Truthiness Teller" that you can read here. It first appeared in the February 13, 2006 issue. Now try and use this word in your everyday speech.

1 comment:

Ben and Jenn said...

You may want to check out www.wikiality.com, the truthiness encyclopedia. Not all of the pages are completely clean, but they're pretty funny. "wikiality" is another term coined by Colbert, meaning "truth we create that we all can agree on." I suggest checking out the pages on elephants and bears.