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Today: September 14, 2014

March 7, 1997

First Internet Entry to Win Neologism Contest

For the first time ever, an internet entry wins Bob Levey's Washington Post neologism contest. Contestants were charged with creating a new word to describe a negative reaction to Washington. Scott Burroughs' suggestion, sqwashington, arrived 11 minutes before an identical entry.