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Top most influential word? ObamaVision

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 24th 2009 12:36PM
ObamaVisionA U.S. tracking group, the Global Language Monitor, has compiled their sixth annual list of Top 10 Telewords (that is, the words or phrases that were the most influential on television). Topping the list off was "ObamaVision". Despite Obama's recent appearance on the show, I don't think David Letterman's writing staff had anything to do with this one.

The next three words were "Financial Meltdown", "Michael Jackson" and "Susan Boyle". I wonder if that means that the three words are interrelated. Could Susan Boyle have been responsible for MJ's death and the Financial Meltdown? Um ... probably not. Okay, let's move on.

The complete list is:

1) ObamaVision
2) Financial Meltdown
3) Michael Jackson
4) Susan Boyle
5) Hulu.com
6) Vampires
7) Dar Dour (The Iraqi TV show spoof)
8) Wizards
9) "And that's the way it is"
10) Jiggle

It's interesting how the most popular television word is "ObamaVision" and not simply "Obama" or even "President Obama". It's like he has his own television channel. Actually, he sort of has all of them.

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First time I've ever seen or heard the word "Obamavision". Shrug.

September 24 2009 at 6:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Who are these words supposed to be influencing?....

And why did they choose to omit the (choke cough choke choke)word "green" Every channel's buzzword these days?

September 24 2009 at 4:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

this list, wtf?

September 24 2009 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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