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    Websters Dictionary Word of the Year for 2006...

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    Is "Crackberry" believe it or not. Saw it earlier on ABC evening news. Pretty cool huh?

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ Sweet!

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    I feel so privileged to be a part of the CrackBerry community. (sniff)

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    Man N8 you beat me to the posting... lolol Be proud Pinstackers.....

    CRACKBERRY is word of the year....... Woo whoooooo
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    lmfao this is pretty neat

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ it brings a tear to my eye. Crackberry addict and proud of it.

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    Isn't it amazing that there are literally less than 2% of the US population using Blackberry, and yet it's essentially at cult status? How awesome!
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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~Thats crazy! I wouldn't believe it if I didn't read it.

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    Can anybody find a story about it? Maybe post a link?

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    http://www.smartphonetoday.com/artic...Wins-Word.html


    CrackBerry Wins Word of the Year Title
    By James Alan Miller
    November 1, 2006

    The staff at John Wiley & Sons Webster's New World College Dictionary hold a Word-of-the-Year contest to determine the term or phrase that best portrays the times we live in and the ever changing nature of the English language.

    For 2006, the lexicographers and researchers for the dictionary picked a word that not only defines the addictive nature of not just Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry handhelds, but all smartphones, cell phones and PDAs that have come to integrate QWERTY thumb-keyboards and enable users to stay connected wherever they are, at all times.

    That word is … CrackBerry.

    Sure, readers of this Web site know the term isn't new at all. In fact, it was coined by some of the earliest BlackBerry adopters on Wall Street; possibly as far back as 2000, only the year after RIM starting shipping the first model. But no one can deny that usuage of CrackBerry has become mainstream.

    The etymological source of the nickname is the highly-addictive rock cocaine, called crack, for the first part of the word, combined with the berry from BlackBerry.

    New World College Dictionary staff said they like the way Crackberry denotes both the device itself and the users. They even have a phrase for the common sight of people hunched over a device when thumbing away: Crackberry prayer, which refers to how devout-looking folks seem.

    To determine the Word-of-the-year, the compilers of the New World College Dictionary "survey the new, emerging language of the past year," according to Editor in Chief Michael Agnes, "and choose one word (or phrase) that captures our imagination—whether with its intrinsic linguistic attributes or by the way it expresses how language reflects changing realities."

    CrackBerry beat out Pluto—who's demotion to dwarf planet may require changes to many a dictionaryo— netroots, neuroeconomics, and carbon footprint, among other words and phrases.

    Often the word chosen is new and hasn't made it into the dictionary, but comes to the New World College Dictionary editors attention through its daily monitoring of modern English.

    "As we do not try to predict the future of language change in English, the choice does not reflect an opinion that the term will eventually be found in the dictionary. In short, it's merely one that made us chuckle, think, reflect, or just shake our heads," said Agnes.

    He added that 2,000 such examples come to their attention each month, with 1.9 million currently stored in the New World College Dictionary’s bulging citation files.

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    Thanks for the Article exciter.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~since I bought my blackberry I have yet to put it down.

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    hi My name is Frank and i'm a crackberry addict......))))

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    Once a CrackBerry always a CrackBerry!!


    Way to go RIM!!

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    Motorola Q Whoooo?????? I Cant Hear You Verizon . . . .go Rim!!!
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