"Refudiate" named word of the year.
It would be different if Ms. Palin's congolmorization was intentional, a-la Norm Crosby. And if she didn't try to elevate her errors to the level of Shakespearian wordsmithing.
English teachers have their work cut out for them for the forseeable future. (If, that is, they are able to remain employed at all.)
I can only wonder what's next -- Bill Clinton promoting GW Bush's memoirs?