10 words Americans learned in 2011

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Americans added 10 new words to improve their vocabularies in 2011.

Take heart if you tried to improve your vocabulary in 2011.  It was almost impossible to pay attention to the news this year without learning a new word or phrase, or perhaps learning new definitions for old standbys.  Americans can celebrate the new knowledge they acquired in 2011 with  a list of 10 words that entered the national lexicon or gained new significance over the last year.

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A Corporation Has Announced It Will Run For Congress

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Just what we need. Murray Hill Incorporated has just announced its intention to run for Congress in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.

Murray Hill Inc. is believed to be the first “corporate person” to exercise its constitutional right to run for office. As Supreme Court observer Lyle Denniston wrote in his SCOTUSblog, “If anything, the decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission conferred new dignity on corporate “persons,” treating them — under the First Amendment free-speech clause — as the equal of human beings.”

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