Noob. That's right, noob. The Global Language Monitor has stated the one millionth word will hit June 10th, 2009 at 10:22 am, British Summer Time.
Austin-based Global Language Monitor tracks the English language. Once new utterances are used 25,000 times by media outlets, social networking websites and in other public sources, GLM declares the term a new word.
There are other words like "defriend" that could become the millionth worth, but British papers like The Daily Telegraph, The Sun and The Independent are all declaring that "noob" has the inside running. That's not to say these words automatically appear in Oxford dictionary.
For noobs that don't know what noob means, the always delightful Urban Dictionary defines "noob" as "someone who is new to a game, or website, online game, or something."
A million English words, and all the language has to show for it is "noob".