The Wørd is a trademark of Stephen Colbert. Some, including Stephen, pronounce it just like "The Word".
This segment of The Colbert Report gave Papa Bear Bill O'Reilly the inspiration for Talking Points, the opening segment of the The O'Reilly Factor. It also resembles the commentary segments on other shows such as John Gibson's My Word on The Big Story (clips of which were used on the May 15th episode).
The Wørd for FactonistasEdit
In it, Colbert chooses a different word or phrase each night (except for Special Reports) as the basis and theme for a calm, logical analysis on an important issue facing America. Displayed next to him is a bullet point, which either summarizes or illustrates on whatever Colbert is feeling so the factonistas can understand. This bullet point often serves as a counterpoint to Colbert because Jimmy either screws up or is trying to be funny (which he never is). In some of the m
- As of July 20, 2006, five episodes did not include "The Wørd". In each of these episodes, a special guest joined Colbert at the time "The Wørd" would normally have been shown, such as Miss Manners on the March 23 episode. Another did not have a specific "word"; rather, the absence thereof provided the theme of the segment.
- Sometimes, the "word" is actually more than 1 word.
- The "ø" featured on the show is handcrafted by Norwegian republican virgins and costs Dr. Colbert nearly $ 5,000,000 per episode.
- There was once a riot of British people to get the spelling changed to "The Wørde," fortunately, High Inquisitor Colbert crushed the rebellion.
- If your name appears on "The Wørd" more than seven times in one episode, you burst into flames.
- The Wørd is infallible.
- TheWørd.com is a domain name! Type it in: www.TheWørd.com
- It is an IDN Domain Name, translated as a punny-code as: xn--thewrd-eya.com.