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Fear of the "other" was a huge theme infrom Brexit to President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric. Bluster In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, our lexicographers chose bluster as their Word of the Year for The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
From our Word of the Year announcement: Xenophobia Inwe selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. Here's an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome.
From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, gender, and violence, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year.
And so, we named tergiversate the Word of the Year.
Change It wasn't trendyfunny, nor was it coined on Twitterbut we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Privacy We got serious in Our Word of the Year was exposurewhich highlighted the year's Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information.
In the past two years, has there been enough change? Our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. It was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society, from politics to pop culture. Tergiversate means "to change repeatedly one's attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.
Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us. Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs.
Has there been too much? Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in But, the term still held a lot of weight. Unlike inchange was no longer a campaign slogan.
Despite being chosen as the Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Racial identity also held a lot of debate inafter Rachel Dolezal, a white woman presenting herself as a black woman, said she identified as biracial or transracial.
Here's what we had to say about exposure in We must not let this continue to be the norm.