Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Squick

I had never heard the word "squick" until yesterday, when the Oxford dictionary folks announced that it was a runner-up for Word Of The Year. "Squick" is defined as a verb meaning "to cause immediate and thorough revulsion" as in was anyone else squicked by our waiter's piercings? Seems to me it would also make a pretty good noun, as in, the boss is a real squick today or the Rams are playing like squick.

The Word Of The Day winner, by the way, is "podcast."