Vanity Fair: Words That Shaped This Week: "Blizzard," "The Postal Service," and "The Karlie"
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By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair
For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.
Oscar nominations [oz-kur nahm-ih-nayshuns], noun: The annual short-list -- and unofficial, corresponding snubbed list -- of the year's best actors, actresses, and movies, according to members of the (not infallible) Academy.
Blizzard [bliz-erd], noun: A weekend-ruining weather system currently battering the northeastern United States and wreaking havoc on the whiskey budgets of many -- at least one -- New Yorker(s) anticipating a snowed-in Saturday.
The Postal Service [thuh poh-stul sur-vis], noun: The federal mail-delivery agency slash modernity antagonist, the delivery schedule of which may shrink to just five days a week if this "Internet" fad keeps apace.
George W. Bush [jorg dub-ul-yoo bush], noun: A recent ex-president whose influences appear to include John Maynard Keynes, Alex K...
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