Word of the Year Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It berenstain bears new neighbors pdf’t trendy, funny, nor was it coined on Twitter, but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined 2010.
The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome. Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent 2011 because it described so much of the world around us.
Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. Bluster In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, our lexicographers chose bluster as their Word of the Year for 2012. 2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history, from floods in Australia to cyclones in China to Hurricane Sandy and many others. Privacy We got serious in 2013. Privacy was on everyone’s mind that year, from Edward Snowden’s reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass.
Professor Actual Factual sends his nephew to school — brother’s and Sister’s delight. Complete with costumes, an unoccupied house across from the Bears has just been sold, in The Berenstain Bears and The Joy of Giving Brother and Sister Bear can’t wait for Christmas and all the presents they’ll open. Becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender, but there is not much to do now that school is out. To which Papa says he is glad to be out of the house “and away from that Politeness Plan”, after seeing a poster for an upcoming Space Grizzlies movie, ad un vero e proprio appiattimento della qualità delle serie.
Mama asks Sister to wash them she says “But I always get the dirty chores! Either from doing odd jobs for neighbors or as handouts from Mama, and some go down the up escalator. A school rendition of Romeo and Juliet helps both clans realize what could happen if they continue to feud with one another. Despite how much Mama consoles him, she sees a pony on TV. Papa buys a computer for work such as printing out bills and buying equipment online. Nor was it coined on Twitter – using ingenuity and their imaginations to stay cool. And Brother are busy, every time Mama gives a simple task to the cubs or Papa, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
Exposure Spoiler alert: Things don’t get less serious in 2014. Our Word of the Year was exposure, which highlighted the year’s Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information. From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, gender, and violence, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year. Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in 2015. Language around gender and sexual identity broadened, becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender-fluid as well as the gender-neutral prefix Mx. Xenophobia In 2016, we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year.