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As November comes to a close, so, too, does our Weekly Word Watch. Our final instalment brings our grand total of words watched to 279. These items have highlighted many trends in our contemporary language, including blending (catio, girther, Avocard); suffixing (bitshaming, Catalexit, woke-washing); acronyms (GMOAT, oomf, PRINO); the influence of technology (Animoji, checkout-free, textavism); […]more
The planet Mars might initially seem an odd choice for Place of the Year. It has hardly any atmosphere and is more or less geologically inactive, meaning that it has remained essentially unchanged for millions of years. 2012 isn’t much different from one million BC as far as Mars is concerned. However, here on Earth, […]more