Have You Been 'Plutoed'?
Don't know what plutoed means? Get with the program. It's been designated the "word of the year". As you may recall, the tiny planet Pluto was evicted from the planetary system earlier this year much to the dismay of many fans. The result? A new word to describe what many consider a humorous twist to this astronomical event. Here's the story:
Pluto may no longer be a planet, but it has a new claim to fame: "Plutoed" has been chosen 2006 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society.Here's to hoping I won't be "plutoed" by anyone this new year!
The society defined "to pluto" as "to demote or devalue someone or something, as happened to the former planet Pluto when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto no longer met its definition of a planet."
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