In the past two years, has there been enough change? Has there been too much?
Sign up for our Newsletter! 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 A list of every Word of the Year selection released by zitar-metiz.ru zitar-metiz.ru's first Word of the Year was chosen in We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
Tergiversate means "to change repeatedly one's attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. 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.
We must not let this continue to be the norm. 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.
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From our Word of the Year announcement:. Here's what we had to say about exposure in Here's an excerpt from our release that year that gives a pretty good explanation for our choice:. Here's an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in In , we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year.
Despite being chosen as the Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated.
Change It wasn't trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Things don't get less serious in Start your day with weird words, fun quizzes, and language stories. The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: Privacy We got serious in This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us.
Everything After Z by Dictionary. 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 Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us.
If we do, then we are all complicit. It wasn't trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Racial identity also held a lot of debate in , after Rachel Dolezal, a white woman presenting herself as a black woman, said she identified as biracial or transracial. But, the term still held a lot of weight. It was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society, from politics to pop culture.
Xenophobia In , we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. Here's an excerpt from our announcement in It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. Our Word of the Year in reflected the many facets of identity that surfaced that year.
And so, we named tergiversate the Word of the Year. We got serious in 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. Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. From our Word of the Year announcement: Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in Our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not.
Here's an excerpt from our release that year that gives a pretty good explanation for our choice: Fear of the "other" was a huge theme in , from Brexit to President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric.