Paul writes that the American Dialect Society has chosen the 2004 Words of the Year. Winner in the Most Creative category is: pajamahadeen, n., bloggers who challenge and fact-check traditional media. First of all, this is a totally brilliant construction. Most Creative, indeed. But this is a phenomenon I totally don’t understand. The American Dialect Society doesn’t mean it this way, they’re just reporting… but “pajamahadeen” smacks of derision. Why.. Read More