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Quickcast – REFUDIATE

If you haven’t heard – well, how haven’t you heard? “Refudiate” is the New Oxford American Dictionary‘s 2010 Word of the Year. (And no, that doesn’t mean “refudiate” has been added to the NOAD or any other Oxford dictionary.) In this quickcast, Michelle and Lauren talk with NOAD Senior Lexicographer Christine Lindberg, and take to the streets to see what people think of this special word – or shall we say word blend?

Music by The Ben Daniels Band.

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