Best Word Ever
At least according to Ted McCragg and his blog Questionable Skills. McCragg conducted an unscientific competition between words organized into brackets like the NCAA basketball championship. The others in the final four were gherkin, kerfuffle, and hornswoggle.
You can read more about the competition in The Atlantic.
[All this transpired over two months ago, but I missed it. Hat tip to David A. Daniel on ADS-L for bringing it to my attention.]
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