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Word of the Year (WOTY) 2016: Have some post-truth with your democracy sausage!

It’s nearly the end of the year, which means it must be time to collect and review the various Word of the Year (WOTY) nominees and “winners” for 2016. I don’t make any pretense of objectivity: this run-down is thoroughly … Continue reading

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WOTY (Word of the Year) 2015 roundup – Part 1

It’s that time of year again! While visions of sugarplums dance in some heads, some of us in the language world see visions of ideograms and phonemes and other symbolic representations, depending on personal inclinations. That’s right: the Word of … Continue reading

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WOTY (Word of the Year) 2014 — Part 1

While I’m not a huge believer in the whole concept of a “Word of the Year” (WOTY), it’s become a tradition for me to use a post (or two, or even three…) to collect as many of them as I … Continue reading

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WOTY (Word of the Year) 2013 — 1 of 2

It’s that time of year again…when everyone and his brother comes out with their word of the year (“WOTY“) selection, or their lists of words that were most important or influential in the past year. As I’ve done the past … Continue reading

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2012 WOTY Roundup!

I’ve made it clear in the past that I don’t take “word of the year” (WOTY) contests or rankings very seriously. But many others do, so the subject is always worth some discussion (and, just as often, a few laughs). … Continue reading

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