Twitter 'top word of 2009' The top word of 2009 has been labelled by the Global Language Monitor.
'Twitter' was the "top" word of 2009, according to the Global Language Monitor.
The word was followed by 'Obama' and 'H1N1' in a list of the most popular words.
Paul JJ Payack, president of the Global Language Monitor, said: "In a year dominated by world-shaking political events,: a pandemic, the after effects of a financial tsunami and the death of a revered pop icon, the word Twitter stands above all the other words.
"Twitter represents a new form of social interaction, where all communication is reduced to 140 characters."
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Other popular terms included 'vampire', which the monitor said was "very much en vogue" and 'bonus', in relation to the extra pay packages awarded to those in the finance industry.
Barack Obama beat Michael Jackson to the top of the most popular people of 2009.