“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 Dictionary
, explain what goes into the selections.
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.