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  • n. A handheld device made by Taser International intended to immobilize another by delivering an electric shock; a stun gun.
  • v. To shock an individual or animal with a handheld device with the electric shock that it delivers; to stun with a stun gun
  • v. To strike verbally or gesturally with ill intents.

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  • I was in LA this year for a week, my first visit for a while. I really had no say in it and, despite my misgivings, it was quite enjoyable. LA is such a caricature that it's funny. I could walk down the street - funny in itself: people were staring at me from their carnivorous SUV's - chuckling to myself. So, jolly Antipodean meets Mexican immigrant selling the Buzz Lightyear alarm clock you have to have, etc.

    The thought of actually living in the USA for a few years is beginning, mysteriously, to appeal to me. Help.

    December 5, 2007

  • So, bilby... you live really far away, don't you? ;-)

    December 5, 2007

  • Some background there helps, first I've heard of it. The point though appears to be the attitude of Don Imus. Nappy is just caught in the crossfire. Like u said, you might put nappy up for Newsworthy.

    December 3, 2007

  • Wikipedia to the rescue!

    December 3, 2007

  • Imus? Rutgers? Wheels spinning in the mud here. I could paste the results of my search on nappy but roughly speaking it has a lot to do with baby bottoms and trying to be eco-friendly.

    December 3, 2007

  • I have no idea if you're being sarcastic or not. I was referring to the Imus/Rutgers incident.

    December 3, 2007

  • Nappy? Is there a baby boom on?

    I can't do much about taser. You probably need better news :-7

    December 3, 2007

  • I never got the impression that WOTY always had to be new, just important. And I think taser was important this year, as was nappy.

    December 3, 2007

  • taser as such is not a new word though its use as a verb is recent. Ugly though. I'd probably die of the verbing if someone tased me.

    Would be nice to include older words as there are some wonderful rediscoveries on Wordie that are very worthwhile.

    December 2, 2007

  • I think my main idea of WOTY was for it to be a new word, because otherwise we are choosing from a much larger pool of words. Most such lists award a neologism from that year or a word which no one had heard before that year. For example, truthiness existed, but in a different sense, and nobody had heard it. We could split into different types of word of the year if that's what people want.

    December 2, 2007

  • Is one of the requirements of WOTY that a word must be new this year? I think we might be able to have a little more flexibility there...

    December 1, 2007

  • Especially since this is an old word. If someone else wants to run the WOTY categories (Uselessness, were you volunteering?), this would go under "Finally caught on" or something along those lines.

    December 1, 2007

  • Agreed. I think we should have WOTY categories, because there are plenty of more "fun" words, but this is best described as newsworthy or tragedy or something.

    November 30, 2007

  • I've decided to nominate this for WOTY '07 not just because of "don't 'tase me bro" but because every time I watch the news, there always seems to be a new report on someone getting tased by the authorities.

    They're still looking into the Polish man who died at the Vancouver airport, and apparently a pregnant woman was tased recently.

    November 30, 2007