The Top 25 Words of the Decade from 2000 - 2009

1. Global Warming (2000)

2. 9/11 (2001)

3. Obama (2008)

4. Bailout (2008)

5. Evacuee/refugee (2005):  (Survivors of Katrina who had to be rescued)

6. Derivative (2007)

7. Google (2007)

8. Surge (2007)

9. Chinglish (2005)

10. Tsunami (2004)

11. H1N1 (2009)

12. Subprime ( 2007)

13. dot.com (2000)

14. Y2K ( 2000)

15. Misunderestimate (2002)

16. Chad ( 2000):  (a la "Hanging Chad" in Florida after the Bush vs. Gore election)

17. Twitter (2008 )

18. WMD (2002) (Weapons of Mass Destruction)

19. Blog (2003)

20. Texting (2004)

21. Slumdog (2008) (Popularized by Slumdog Millionaire)

22. Sustainable (2006)

23. Brokeback (2004) (From Brokeback Mountain)

24. Quagmire (2004) (Referring to the Iraq War)

25. Truthiness (2006) (A contribution from Stephen Colbert)