The Year in Buzzwords 2006

What's the word on the street? With the help of Paul McFedries of Word Spy.com and Aaron Peckham of Urban Dictionary, we drew up a list of neologisms that got people talking in 2006.

BROKEBACK MARRIAGE n. Thanks to Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal and their celebrated screen tragedy, there's now a term to describe a union between a gay man and a straight woman or a gay married man having an affair.

CELEBUTARD n. A celebrity widely perceived as unintelligent. We're not naming any names, Paris Hilton.

CIVIL WAR n. Not a new term, but Iraq's deteriorating "sectarian violence"--to...

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