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THURSDAY, OCT. 27, 2011, 10:19 A.M.

‘Occupy’ Protest Births Catchphrase

Occupy Wall Street has inspired campaigns, spoofs and headlines that have nothing to do with the social protest in Manhattan. Some occupy "movements" live on the Web, like "Occupy Sesame Street" with its digitally altered pictures of Elmo, Grover and the gang being hauled off by New York City police. Others are on social networking sites. Facebook has Occupy Lego Land with little Lego demonstrators. The catchphrase has become so popular that the American Dialect Society is considering it for its "Word of the Year," chosen every year. It could join the recent winners "app" and "tweet"/Michael Hill, AP. More here.

Question: When it's all said and done, will the most lasting legacy of the Occupy Wall Street movement be the "occupy" catchphrase?

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