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December 11, 2005

The Anka Effect: "Integrity" Tops List of On-Line Dictionary Look-Ups

No word on where "conscious" or "heart" were listed, though.

The noun, formally defined as a "firm adherence to a code" and "incorruptibility," has always been a popular one on the Springfield-based company's Web site, said Merriam-Webster president John Morse. But this year, the true meaning of integrity seemed to be of extraordinary concern. About 200,000 people sought its definition online.

This is the proudest moment of my life.

For those of you who've wondered what the strange references to "integrity" and "the guys get shirts" are all about, check out Mr. Paul Anka reaming out his band.

Then there's the parodies-- starting with AllahPundit's Paul Anka record collection, and this Integrity SATs, the entrance exam for Mr. Paul Anka's band.


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