Last week, we wrote about "Words We Love to Hate." Now, thanks to Wayne State University's Word Warriors fourth annual list of ten words "especially worthy of retrieval from the linguistic closet," we get to look at words we love — and don't want to lose.
The words were released on the Warriors' website earlier this month, with the hope that publicizing them will bump up these words' circulation in conversation and prose. You can see words promoted in 2009 , 2010, 2011, or go here to see a full list of words nominated by administrators to the site and site visitors. Voting and nominating are open to all.
Want to be a part of the action? Learn our Vocabulary List of deserving words selected from all four years of voting.