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Memorable year for Stephen Colbert

According to an online survey by dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster, the word of the year is: truthiness. "Truthiness" was credited to Comedy Central satirist Stephen Colbert, who defined it as "truth that comes from the gut, not books." Other Top 10 finishers included serious words like "war," "insurgent," "sectarian" and "corruption".

This has been a an especially great year for Colbert. Last month, the minor league hockey team, Saginaw Spirit held a vote on their website to name a new secondary mascot for the 2006-07 season. The mascot was named Steagle Colbeagle the Eagle after Stephen Colbert had promoted the contest on his show, The Colbert Report. After naming the mascot after Colbert, the Spirit won seven straight games before losing October 20th.

posted by Michael Tavani @ 2:26 AM |


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