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American word of the year: ‘unfriend’

Every year the New Oxford American Dictionary chooses a word of the year.

This year's word is: unfriend, which is "to remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook."

Other hot contenders for word of the year were: hashtag, intexticated, netbook, sexting, freemium and funemployed.

There's a load of Twitter one's in there too, such as tweeps, tweetup, twitterati, twitterature, twitterverse/sphere, retweet, twibe, tweetaholic and twittermob.

Oh yes, there was also hot contender: zombie bank: "a financial institution whose liabilities are greater than its
assets, but which continues to operate because of government support."

About Chris M Skinner

Chris M Skinner

Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. To learn more click here…

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