Sarah Palin’s ‘Refudiate’ Is Almost a Real Word
Matt | On 15, Nov 2010
It’s sad how some people will construct a completely new reality around some of the most attention-seeking people.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), now a FOX News contributor, can add “changing the English language” to her growing roster of missteps accomplishments. The word “refudiate” that she made up in a speech earlier this year will be added to the New Oxford American Dictionary. It is a strange combination of the words “refute” and “repudiate.”
Per a post on Talking Points Memo, here is the “definition” of refudiate:
refudiate: verb used loosely to mean “reject”: she called on them to refudiate the proposal to build a mosque. [origin — blend of refute and repudiate]
In addition to that little feat with the dictionary, Palin’s made-up word also won the title of “2010 Word of the Year.” Ain’t that some ish?
I don’t care what anyone says, it’s still not a real word. No one is going to pass an SAT or ACT putting that on a test paper! We need to stop rewarding people for their general stupidity. How about that?!