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'Podcast' Is the Word of the Year
Yahoo News, Newswire
Tuesday 6 December 2005, 8:15 pm
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Only a year ago, podcasting was an arcane activity, the domain of a few techies and self-admitted "geeks." Now you can hear everything from NASCAR coverage to NPR's All Things Considered in downloadable audio files called "podcasts". That's why the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary have selected "podcast" as the Word of the Year for 2005. Podcast, defined as "a digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player."
Runners-up for the 2005 Word of the Year include: bird flu,
ICE, IDP, IED, lifehack, persistent vegetative state, reggaeton,
rootkit, squick, sudoku, trans fat.
I still haven't listened to one! However, I have lots of mp3 files of
messages from Calvary Chapel San Jose, and I recently bought two
versions of the Bible on mp3 (New King James version and New Living
Translation, each available in the Calvary Chapel bookstore for about