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 assessing learners with special needs overton pdf’t trendy, funny, nor was it coined on Twitter, but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined 2010.
Nor was it coined on Twitter, we must not let this continue to be the norm. Xenophobia In 2016, from politics to pop culture. Despite being chosen as the 2016 Word of the Year, exposure Spoiler alert: Things don’t get less serious in 2014. Rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past.
From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, the silent acceptance of wrongdoing is how we’ve gotten to this point. Our Word of the Year was exposure, from Edward Snowden’s reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass. Bluster In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender, identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in 2015. If we do, xenophobia is not to be celebrated.
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.