Every November, The Oxford English Dictionary reveals its Word Of The Year. But 2020 was no ordinary year.
This year’s report is titled “Words of an Unprecedented Year” and breaks into multiple categories.
Pandemic-related words include ‘coronavirus’, ‘lockdown’, and ‘social distancing.’
"It quickly became apparent that 2020 is not a year that could neatly be accommodated in one single 'word of the year,'" the Oxford English Dictionary said, with the language adapting "rapidly and repeatedly." https://t.co/j4cuuDCfj1
— CNN (@CNN) November 23, 2020
Also listed were social justice terms like ‘BIPOC’, ‘allyship’, and ‘cancel culture.’
Work-related terms like ‘remote’ and election-related phrases like ‘in-person voting’ also saw an increase in usage.
What’s your Word of the Year for 2020?
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