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Curating headlines and tweets and your suggestions for top contenders.
WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by dictionaries around the world and other literacy-minded organizations to highlight language which reflect the popular discourse in a calendar year. 2020’s top words: Lockdown, Pandemic, Doomscrolling, Zoombombing
Some thoughts. One of many technologies we take for granted – language is a showpiece of communication (alongside rock art and space junk). Collectively we applaud and cringe and actually learn to use new words, including ‘Word of the Year.’
‘Corona pandemic’ named Germany’s word of the year
Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com Proclaim ‘Pandemic’ 2020’s Word of the Year – Rolling Stone
‘Doomscrolling’ and ‘rona’ top Macquarie Dictionary word of the year picks