Oxford's 2012 words of the year

Posted: 11:16 AM EST Nov 13, 2012   Updated: 11:27 AM EST Nov 13, 2012

Check out this year's word of the year by Oxford American Dictionary, as well as other contenders and past winners.

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  • Thanksgiving, turkey, holiday, Christmas


    Thanksgiving Day fast facts

    Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is Nov. 26th.

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  • Concorde's last flight, 2003

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    On this day: November 26

    Thanksgiving Day becomes an official holiday, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is published, the NHL is formed, "Casablanca" premieres, and the Concorde lands for the last time, all on this day.