Word Nerds

He knows it in his gut without any evidence. That’s “truthiness.”
He knows it in his gut without any evidence. That’s “truthiness.”

Is anyone out there nerdy enough (anyone else, I guess I should say) to get a kick out of the top words of 2006?

“Love” is the most looked up, followed closely by “affect” and “effect.” (Just remember, with an “a” it’s almost always a verb unless you’re getting fancy).

Nearly 200,000 people cared enough to vote on some words (if only I’d known ...) . “Truthiness” won out, though “it-getter” is on there, too.

And the among the most looked-up new words: “Impactful” and “metrosexual.”