Top Words Declared for 2009

The Global Language Monitor just released the most popular words of 2009, and the #1 word is [drum roll please] Twitter. It beat out Obama and H1n1 as the most frequently used word in print, digital media, internet, and blogosphere.

Think you can guess what the top “phrase” of 2009 was? Click here to read the full article by Richard Lea.

The other competitors of GLM’s top words of 2009 were:

  1. Twitter
  2. Obama
  3. H1N1
  4. Stimulus
  5. Vampire
  6. 2.0
  7. Deficit
  8. Hadron
  9. Healthcare
  10. Transparency
  11. Outrage
  12. Bonus
  13. Unemployed
  14. Foreclosure
  15. Cartel

About AdamWaid

Adam Waid is a revenue marketer. With over 10 years of industry experience Adam is a strategic thinker who has a passion for producing revenue-generating results through solutions-driven marketing. Director of Customer Success at Pardot a Salesforce Company, Adam is focused on customer adoption, building scalable processes and programs, and delivering increased customer satisfaction and retention. Adam has a passion for ensuring Salesforce customers achieve the highest revenue possible using marketing automation. Adam is extremely active in the Atlanta marketing community. He was named 2014 Atlanta Interactive Marketer of the Year by AIMA; chairs the Marketing Automation group within the Atlanta Interactive Marketing Association (AiMA); organizes quarterly marketing automation meet-ups, teaches Digital Marketing courses, has written over 60 marketing blogs, 5 digital marketing eBooks, and speaks regularly at industry events.

3 responses to “Top Words Declared for 2009”

  1. Melissa says :

    I’m actually shocked a bit that it’s not “Twilight” – that seems like all I hear anywhere – Radio, print, TV…

  2. brandonsutton says :

    Interesting mix of words for sure. It’s good to see the top of the list as neutral or positive vs. some of the overtly negative words further down the list. Funny that ‘Bonus’ is wedged between Outrage and Unemployed. Sort of fitting, isn’t it?

  3. adamwaid says :

    Melissa – if it were a poll of the top words my wife said in 2009, the top 5 would be Twilight related.

    Brandon- great analysis on the words. I didn’t pick up Bonus smack between Outrage and Unemployed.

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