In good social-media fashion, the Times then asked readers for their buzzwords of 2009, and got a curmudgeon's-worth of complaints about the state of the English language (to be fair, they started it). So "guest lexicographer" Grant Barrett, editorial director of Wordnik, a social media site about words, added a postscript noting that the buzzwords were to reflect trends, not commentary about whether the words were good or bad. Then he wrote:
If you took this as an opportunity to peeve about language rather than findsomething joyful and exciting in it, then, I fear, you have fallen out of love with the best tool you ever had. Go study any other language for a while and when you come back to English you’ll kiss your dictionary. Or at least caress the binding a little.And while you kiss that dictionary, check out Wordnik. I agree with Steve Rubel that it's much more than an "online dictionary," as it bills itself--you can use it as a meeting-ground-of-the-minds with other wordsmiths.
Feel free to leave your buzzwords or your favorite stomping grounds online for writers in the comments.