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boscolucy

  1 month ago

Any Guess As To What Oxford Has Chosen As Word Of The Year?

Every year, Oxford Languages debate what they would consider to be a word of the year. They choose a winner that reflects the mood, or preoccupation of that particular year that is thought to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.

It is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last year and it comes as no surprise really that they have chosen the word "vax".

Vax has been used more frequent in the last year and has generated numerous derivatives in a wide range of contexts, from vax passports and vax cards to getting vaxxed and being fully vaxxed. No word better captures the atmosphere of the past year.

Other than the word "vax", are there any other words that you would say is a pretty strong contender?

Besides all of the covid lingo we've all endured over the last year and a half, there are lots of pop culture words too ... dad-bod, woke, lit are a few I can think of.

Got any others?
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noravandoninck

  1 month ago
Not a surprise, eh? Reply
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R6814371q

  1 month ago
Supply chain? Reply
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atlanta01

  1 month ago
I can't think of any others but it's interesting the impact Covid has had on our vocabulary! Reply
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InsertUniqueNameHere

  1 month ago
they're getting pretty loose with what they allow in there, it used to have to be an actual word, not slang (so like "vaccine" not "vax") but now it seems like every year they add fad or slang words like "yeet" or "lit" ..millenial slang doesn't mean it's a new word, used in writing or the wider culture...anyway I guess I care too much because I was an English major lol Reply
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dragondack

  1 month ago
I think it would be 'Vax' or 'Vaxxed' which were commonly used throughout 2021 Reply
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