Dec 4, 2010


This accidental "malamanteau" became the talk of internet-town, especially after the tweeter deleted it soon after. The word not only entered the New Oxford American Dictionary, but also became its Word for the Year 2010, generating humorous linguistic commentary on its relative merits.
The word, defined as "a verb used loosely to mean 'reject'" is a mixture of "repudiate" and "refute". So, (largely) peaceful quizzers, who is the tweeter?
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