From the American Dialect Society comes the Word of the Year that best sums up 2010:
The goal in choosing a Word of the Year, is to find a word or expression that in some way “best characterizes the year” (and) most reflects the ideas, events, and themes which have occupied the English-speaking world, especially North America.
Thanks to Apple, the word is? App.
2009’s winner was tweet. In 2008 it was subprime. And in 2007 it was bailout.