"Nom" could have been the 2010 Word of the Year (but "app" takes the cake)

The Linguistic Society of America has declared “app” as the 2010 Word of the Year for the extensive use of the abbreviated form of the word “application” in the past year. The term has been around for awhile (and is a tad boring) but the release of the iPhone4, the iPad, and the boom of the Android market last year has helped it become a household term.
Cookie Monster is confuzzled
The runner up for the 2010 Word of the Year, one of BaconTunaMelt‘s favorite words in the whole wide world (and vote for word of the decade) is the Cookie Monster coined word “nom”. The word “nom” (besides being fun) has become common among netizens in the past year. It has been a habit for many to use the term when talking about good eats. On this blog alone, you’ll see the term used and (lovingly) abused.
“Nom” has many definitions but my favorite of all defines it as “a pleasurable eating experience”. Nom and its variations noms, nomz, nomming, and omnomnom can be used both as a noun and a verb, depending on context. I use all variations in as many ways possible.
Nom: BaconTunaMelt’s Word of the Year
It’s a term well used even in the Philippines. As testament to the term’s popularity, we have NomNom Club, a blog and community site that aims to share as many nomming adventures in the country as well as unite food-loving Pinoys (which means all of us), and we also have the restaurant Nomnomnom Happy Food, which is a quaint little eatery that serves happy, nomnom-y food of course. There’s also this blog‘s limitless use of the word and its variations.
“App” may have stolen the show, but here on this blog, “nom” is word of the year. :o)

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Mel is a developer by day, a couch potato by night, and a bacon lover at all times. She likes good noms, cute puppies, the color orange, and all things bacon. You may contact her at admin@bacontunamelt.com or anywhere via this blog.

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