The Year In Buzzwords

SPIDER HOLE Within hours, Saddam's sad hideaway resurrected a term not heard much since Vietnam.

METROSEXUAL A heterosexual with hair gel, as popularized by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and British soccer god David Beckham. By year's end it was already on the way out.

BLOGGING Those opinionated Web logs this year went from Beltway delicacy to mass-audience fare.

JOBLESS RECOVERY Yes, there's record productivity growth, but why are so many ex-investment bankers still working at the Gap?

SPIRALING That darned federal budget deficit. Never just rising; always spiraling out of control.

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