Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Podcast - THE word of 2005

The people who should know something about words and their use, The Oxford University Press, publishers of The New Oxford American Dictionary, have announced their selection of PODCAST as the new word of the year. It beat out some formidable contenders like "bird flu." I have not used podcasting primarily because I listen to books but I am very impressed by the way it allows the spoken word to travel along with the listener. Especially wonderful in this season when we celebrate the feast of the Word Become Flesh. You have heard me write before about the first rate web site, BustedHalo.com, which is now about to offer podcasts of its great articles and interviews. Hear the Word and the words this season.