Sarah Palin coins ‘word of the year,’ books boffo cable debut - Yahoo! News
"The former governor used the word in a Twitter message last summer, calling on "peaceful Muslims" to "refudiate" a planned mosque near the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York. When critics pounced on the made-up verb, Palin deleted the Tweet and replaced it with one that called on Muslims to "refute" the site — even though that usage made no sense, either, since to refute is to prove something to be untrue.
But in a release today, the New Oxford American Dictionary defended Palin's use of the word. "From a strictly lexical interpretation of the different contexts in which Palin has used 'refudiate,' we have concluded that neither 'refute' nor 'repudiate' seems consistently precise, and that 'refudiate' more or less stands on its own, suggesting a general sense of 'reject,' " the New Oxford American Dictionary said in a press release."
Yeah I want her running the country, bleh!
I think we already have an adequate word - renounce or repudiate which she probably meant to say but was to stupid.
re·nounce verb \ri-ˈnau̇n(t)s\
Definition of RENOUNCEtransitive verb
1: to give up, refuse, or resign usually by formal declaration <renounce his errors>
2: to refuse to follow, obey, or recognize any further : repudiate <renounce the authority of the church>
1: to make a renunciation
2: to fail to follow suit in a card game
— re·nounce·ment\-ˈnau̇n(t)s-mənt\ noun
— re·nounc·er noun
Examples of RENOUNCE
Many of his former supporters have renounced him.
He renounced his old way of life.