From NBC's Eric Wexler
Merriam-Webster's dictionary just announced its list of new words added to its 2007 edition. Those new words include IED, DVR, telenovela, smackdown, and ginormous (a combination of the words gigantic and enormous, for those of you wondering).
In the Brownback campaign's latest jab at Romney via press release, they propose a late addition to the new word list: "Mitt-amorphasis." The word is used to mean, the press release says, "A self-directed and self-contradictory cyclical process, occurring in even-numbered years, by which a Massachusetts politician transforms at will." (Yet the Brownback folks might want to brush up on their grammar before suggesting any more new words. "Mitt-amporhasis" would be a noun -- not a verb, as the press release states.)
*** Update*** Romney campaign spokesman Kevin Madden responds to this Brownback release: "If making up imaginary words is what the American people cared about, some campaigns wouldn't be doing so poorly. The American people care about ideas and strong leadership and Mitt Romney is gaining support across the country because he is the best candidate running an idea-based campaign on important issues."