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Brokeback is Hollywood's top word of the year

The phrase from Oscar-nominated film Brokeback Mountain beat Brangelina - from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - as word of the year.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 19:37 IST
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Global Language Monitor, a non-profit group, has put the word "Brokeback"at the top of its Hollywood words and phrases list.

Contactmusic.com reports that the new phrase from Oscar-nominated film Brokeback Mountain beat Brangelina - a term given to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's romance - as the word of the year.

Other words that have been added in the dictionary are Tomkat - a name given to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' partnership and Vaughniston - a moniker given to Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston's romance.

Third on the list is Petronoia, a phrase inspired by the film Syriana, meaning an irrational fear of the collapse of the oil industry, followed by global economic crisis.

Global Language Monitor uses an algorithm to track words and phrases in print, electronic media and the Internet.