By a group of Expert Linguists in Albuquerque, NM.
Here is the link describing what Truthiness means along with the full report,
American Dialect Society
What the....?? I didn't even know there was such an event that happens every year.
Is this the group who decides a word is even a proper word to be used? One to be included in the dictionary with a definition?
Here are some of the other Words of the Previous Years:
Red,Blue or Purple States
Weapons of Mass Destruction or WMD
9-11,9/11 or September 11
Prefix e- (as in e-mail)
Mom (as in soccer mom)
(tie) World Wide Web, and newt (to make aggressive changes as a newcomer)
(tie) cyber and morph (to change form)
Not! (as an expression of disagreement)
Mother of All (greatest, most impressive)
Bushlips (insincere political rhetoric) You bush bashers should like that one!
Here is the direct link to these
They even noted Tom Cruise as being the first public figure in the contest's 16 years as an influence on public discourse!
The group coined the term "Cruiselex" to describe such terms as "jump the couch" and "Cruisazy".
"jump the couch" means: To exhibit strange or frenetic behavior.
"Cruisazy" means: To exhibit crazy behavior.
These people surely have too much time on their hands!!