Derby #22: Other Words of the Year

Hey, this Derby's over. When you're finished reliving past glories, check out what's going on in the Derby right now. It's probably even cooler. Or at least newer.

We'd like to congratulate Merriam-Webster and the voting public on their impeccable taste. In case you hadn't heard, the dictionary outfit recently named "w00t" as its 2007 Word of the Year after that adorable neologism won the annual online poll. (If you're thinking about registering w00t.com, don't bother.) Even though it didn't have anything to do with us, per se, we'll still gladly take credit for the triumph. But as magnanimous victors, we'd like to salute the runner-up words of the year in the Derby this week. Create a shirt based on one of the candidates for Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2007, with the exception of "facebook" and, of course, "w00t". That leaves numbers three through ten on the linked list. And just to make it interesting, no text this week either. You'll have to rely solely on your illustrative powers to convey ideas like  "Pecksniffian" and "sardoodledom".

And make sure you tell us which word you're illustrating. The easiest way to do that is to put it in the title of your entry, but if you insist, you can put it in the detail image. If we don't know what word you've based your design on, your entry will be rejected. On with the blamestorm!

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