We're Number One!
"Blog" is the number one looked-up word of 2004, says this Reuters article. Mirriam-Webster has already added the word to its online dictionary, and will be putting it in next year's printed edition, too.
"Rather", on the other hand, was looked up by hardly anyone at all. I suppose most folks already know it means "Curmudgeonly liberal of the old media elite, a formerly-respected newsman who was so anxious to publicly condemn George W. Bush that he forgot to properly check his sources."
Sigh. I bet the Mirriam-Webster entry won't even have a nice picture of a guy in pajamas.