- From Middle English unfreond, onfrend, equivalent to un- + friend. Cognate with Scots unfrend ("unfriend"). Compare Old English unfriþmann, unwine. (Wiktionary)
“The contenders for 2009 Big Law Word of the Year are not as hip as Oxford's Word of the Year -- a nod to Facebook's influence, "unfriend" -- but who said Big Law was hip?”
“I think it's no coincidence, though, that to "unfriend" - essentially dropping a connection with someone made on Facebook - is the Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year as this decade of frenzied communication comes to a close.”
“The New Oxford American Dictionary named "unfriend" -- as in deleting someone as a friend on a social network such as Facebook -- its word of the year on Monday.”
“A bad break-up would also mean either of them, or both, would remove - 'unfriend' - the person from their list.”
“But will "unfriend" -- to remove someone as a "friend" on a social networking site -- find relevance beyond its online context as a verb, or will it be deleted along with passing technological trends?”
“unfriend" - meaning to "de-friend" someone on a social networking site such as Facebook - deserved the 2009 word of the year award.”
“(If you 'unfriend' someone who is in your clan, they will remain your clan member unless you remove them from your clan.)”
“Finally, "unfriend" becomes Oxford Dictionary's word of the year.”
“Twenty-five people a day would "unfriend" me for refusing to support Bush's war against Iraq or for condemning factory farming or for disapproving of disposable uranium-enriched diapers, or whatever.”
“CP+B created one Facebook promotion for Burger King, telling people if they would "unfriend" 10 of their friends, they'd get a free Whopper.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘unfriend’.
Subtitle: Sounds complicated, kitch, and means nothing.
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Obviates the need for other devices or calculations--it will have a button for everything, and it will solve everything.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
The bang, the cannonade,
the bale, the hum.
Buzzwords of our time
Names for the next generation of My Little Ponies. Inspired by Star's list.
As defined by the American Dialect Society, the best "word of the year" candidates will be:
—new or newly popular in 2009
—widely or prominently used in 2009
Funnily, 'un-VERBs' are much less common as stand-alone units than in suffixed derivatives (unbelievable - but *unbelieve, unexpectedly - but *unexpect, uninsured - but *uninsure, etc.) Can you fin...
The new favourite words of people on Twitter.
A script searches Twitter for "X is my new favorite word" and adds it to this list.
grabbable, retuiteando, leaving, fantastic, absolutely, kurwa, hella, ridic, underpass, hate, interlude, plush and 2369 more...
Words come and go, perhaps nowhere faster than online. Some industry terms to stay current -- or to remember as they rest in peace.
Won by Unfriend
Looking for tweets for unfriend.