In 2015, Oxford Dictionaries (Oxford) selection for word of the year announced in October was a pictograph - officially called the "Face with Tears of Joy" emoji. Not to be outdone, in December Merriam Webster proclaimed that its word of the year for 2015, was the suffix - ism.
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The financial press has become inundated with the word "austerity." Since Greece's left-wing Syriza proclaimed an "anti-austerity revolution," strong adjectives, like "incredibly savage," precede that overused word.
It can be dilute your message. Or just seem inappropriate. Just after the death of Nelson Mandela, someone I know posted
To read recent pieces in Slate, Jezebel, and the Washington Post, it seems that the selfie controversy counts as news, so I thought I'd explain why this middle-aged woman thinks it's much ado about nothing, except perhaps Second Wave silliness and shallow pop psychology.
Caroline breaks down the top trending stories on the internet including: Oxford Dictionaries announced 'Selfie' is the Word Of The Year, Costco sells the Bible as fiction, Monty Python reunion, and 5 Pointz painted white.
Oxford Dictionaries just announced that their Word of the Year for 2013 is selfie,which means "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website."
Oxford's word of the year last year was GIF. Other words that were shortlisted this year include bedroom tax, binge-watch
Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America's hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream. It's got the English dictionary entry to prove it.