Sunday, December 11, 2005

CBS News Reports "Integrity Is Word Of The Year"

According to the CBS News website, Merriam-Webster, the dictionary publisher, stated that the word "integrity" was the most searched word for 2005. It seems that over 200,000 people accessed the word at their website.

"The noun, formally defined as a 'firm adherence to a code' and 'incorruptibility,' has always been a popular one on the Springfield-based company's Web site, said Merriam-Webster president John Morse."

It's possible that the word has gone out of usage according to Ralph Whitehead, a professor of journalism at UMass. "'You hope integrity is a word everyone understands,' he said."

Apparently no one at CBS looked it up last year.

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