The Colbert Report noticed "Truthiness" was just named Merriam-Webster's 2006 Word of the Year. And yet, when Stephen Colbert ran to his nearby bookstore to purchase the newest edition of the dictionary to see his invented word to bask in his glory, he noticed his word...wasn't in there. Labels: Jointblog
So just where was the truthiness? Were the wordinistas at Webster's just being truthy?
And just where is this Merriam anyway?
Colbert kindly looked past the slight and made available at ColbertNation.com a download for Websters's readers to print up and then paste into their dictionary, substituting the old page.
To make truthiness fit, something's gotta go.
Sorry "try"..bye bye.
It's this kind of interactivity with a show's audience -- merging old and new media together -- which defines truthiness...(and also serves as a line-blurring model for what will eventually turn into Web 3.0).
posted by Chris Kennedy @ Wednesday, December 13, 2006,