Words of the Year: Talking about 2022

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 16 December 2022 > In the News

Various dictionaries have been revealing their “words of the year”, including “permacrisis”, “goblin mode”, “gaslighting”, and “homer”. Not in your vocabulary yet? We’ll give you all the info you need on the words people are talking about and why. For the first time, Oxford Dictionaries asked the public to vote for it’s word of the … Continue reading “Words of the Year: Talking about 2022”

A Year in Words

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 December 2021 > In the News

Different dictionaries have been revealing their “words of the year” for 2021. The COVID pandemic has had a major influence on the words we use and look up. Vax, double-vaxxed, vaccine and pingdemic all show up, as well as perseverance, which we’ve all had to show. Oxford Dictionaries announced vax was their word of the … Continue reading “A Year in Words”

2020: A Year in Language

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 02 December 2020 > In the News

It’s the traditional time of year for dictionary publishers to announce their “word of the year”. In a year dominated by the pandemic, Oxford Dictionaries decided to choose several, whereas Collins chose “lockdown” from a shortlist dominated by the health emergency. Merriam Webster in the States went with the word “pandemic” itself. Frequently-used words this … Continue reading “2020: A Year in Language”