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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It’s time for an end-of-the-year news quiz! Listeners call in and put their knowledge of 2009’s events to the test with Slate’s Emily Bazelon and WNYC's own Soterios Johnson. Then, “unfriend” and “distracted driving” are the words of the year at Oxford and Webster’s.

Contest: Check out the list of the guests’ words-of-the-decade and see how many you can use in a sentence to be read on the air.

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Emily Bazelon and Soterios Johnson

2009 News Quiz

Time to put your news knowledge to the test. Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of their women's website The XX Factor, and WNYC's morning host Soterios Johnson play quiz-master for the 2009 news quiz.

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“Unfriend” is the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 word of the year, while “distracted driving” was the pick at Webster’s. Ammon Shea, author of Reading the OED: One Man, One Year, 21,730 Pages (Perigree, 2008) and Mike Agnes, editor in chief of Webster’s New World College ...

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Words of the Decade Contest

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While Ammon Shea and Mike Agnes join Brian to talk about picking the word of the year, see how many of these words-of-the-decade you can use in a (still intelligible) sentence. ...

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