The Global Language Monitor has releaed its annual survey of the most used words and phrases on American TV during the previous year. The top 10 include Oprah, 9/11, Fukushima, Chicago-style politics, and zombies. But the survey declared it the “Year of Kate Middleton” because the #1 most-used phrase on US TV was “royal wedding”.  Charlie Sheen also made several marks:  the #2 word was “Winning”.

- Followed closely by “tiger blood”, “goddesses” and “putz”.  

- Among the least used phrases:  “The economy is in good shape” and “Your house is worth more than you paid for it!”