3.12.04

Imponderables

I just love this list: Merriam-Webster's Words of the Year 2004. The top word is "blog" (widely reported on other blogs) but the others in this top ten are:

2. incumbent
3. electoral
4. insurgent
5. hurricane
6. cicada
7. peloton
8. partisan
9. sovereignty
10. defenestration

Given the events of 2004, I understand why people looked for 1 through 9. But number 10? Could someone please explain to me why this was the 10th most searched for word of 2004?

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