As regular readers know, I do an annual “The Best…” list on the “words of the year” that various organizations name. They usually don’t start making the announcements until the last few months of the year, but one group has already announced their words for 2015.
So, I figured I’d get a head start on the list, post it now, and add links as new announcements are made.
Before I start listing picks for 2016, here are links to my previous “Best” lists:
Okay, now for this year’s picks:
500 Words: Refugee is Children’s Word of the Year is from The BBC.
Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year. is from The Washington Post.
Quiz: Word of the Year 2016 and 15 New Words Added to Dictionaries is from Blog de Cristina.
Why Xenophobia Is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year is from Smithsonian.
‘Unpresidented’: Donald Trump invents the Guardian’s word of the year is from The Guardian.
‘Whatever’ tops most annoying words of 2016, while a younger crowd doesn’t care for ‘I can’t even’ is from The Washington Post.
Dictionaries’ 2016 words of the year show how anxious we’ve all become https://t.co/pHaupDCxVE
— Quartz (@qz) December 28, 2016
2016, Summed Up in a Word is from The Atlantic.
— Quartz (@qz) January 7, 2017