I do an annual “Word of the Year” feature, sharing the choices from various organizations around the world.
Only a few have been chosen so far, but the pace will pick up over the next few weeks and I’ll be adding links to this post.
Before I share this year’s choices, here are my lists from previous years:
I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!
Here’ are this year’s “Words of the Year” picks:
Children’s Word of the Year 2017: trump is from The Oxford Dictionary’s survey of kids in the United Kingdom.
‘Equality’ is Aussie kids’ word of 2017 is from another one of their surveys.
Word of the year 2017: Dictionary.com says ‘complicit’ topped ‘totality’ is from The Guardian.
Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017: ‘Feminism’ is from The Associated Press.
‘Youthquake’ Is Oxford’s Word of the Year. Sorry, Broflake. is from The NY Times.
The Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year is a word nobody actually uses is from The Washington Post.
Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year drew some bafflement and derision. We asked readers to do better. https://t.co/VlhbzJNd0j
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 22, 2017
7 Global Women Show Why 'Feminism' Is The Word Of The Year https://t.co/xiKj2WyZDi
— NPR Goats & Soda (@NPRGoatsandSoda) December 24, 2017
From feminism to broflake: the words of 2017 is from The Guardian.
University Offers List of Words to Be Banished is from Inside Higher Ed.
Words Of The Year is from The New Yorker.