Crackberry—For those addicted to their Blackberry this word works nicely.
drainchild—Not all brainchildren work well so we need a word for a bright idea that drains resources without benefit.
boomerangst—The anxiety of the baby boomers about their future as well as that of the government in providing for them are both wrapped up in this word which also leaves the impression that it is a problem that has returned to bite us.
politicide— This word was added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) this year so is it still a sniglet? We learned this year that bribe-taking and philandery have become forms of politicide.
politricks—This word, also added to the OED this year, is a good replacement for "political dirty tricks" of the Nixon years.
wingnut—We have left-wing nuts and right-wing nuts but what about extremists of both sides? Well, this word would work if we didn't already have extremist.
IMglish—We like this sniglet for the abbretiated language of instant messaging. IMing has already entered the language alongside IDing as an acronymic verb.
keypal—So what do you call a pen pal if you never use a pen to write him (or her)? Well, if you use a keyboard, this one will work.
moonbat—We really don't need another word for someone with bats in their belfry who bay at the moon but this one still has a nice ring about it.
truthiness—This is actually a legitimate word to the extent truthy, like filmy, syrupy, would mean "like the truth", it could mean "similarity to the truth". We don't need it for Colbert's meaning, "gut feeling", however, since George Orwell's bellyfeel from Nineteen Eighty-Four covers any semantic space gut feeling doesn't. We only include it because of its media popularity.
After the early 1980s,"liff" has tended to stumble in popularity, while "sniglet" continues to skip along, whimsically cracking its jokes, with the help of the extensive exposure it has enjoyed on television.