The social networking term unfriend has been named The New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year. Here's a conversation about the English language, and how it has changed in response to the Internets soaring popularity.
■Class discussion: What other new words, or new usage for old words, has the Internet's popularity produced? The words Tweeting and Texting seem downright quaint when you look into the new listings at netlingo.com. Recent entries include: Tweeps, Flash mob and intextitcated. Can you define those terms?