Word of the Year Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’roommate chore chart pdf most meaningful events and lookup trends. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy, funny, nor was it coined on Twitter, but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined 2010.

The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. 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. Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent 2011 because it described so much of the world around us. Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. 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 2012. 2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history, from floods in Australia to cyclones in China to Hurricane Sandy and many others.

Privacy We got serious in 2013. Privacy was on everyone’s mind that year, from Edward Snowden’s reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass. Exposure Spoiler alert: Things don’t get less serious in 2014. Our Word of the Year was exposure, which highlighted the year’s Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information. 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. Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in 2015. Language around gender and sexual identity broadened, becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender-fluid as well as the gender-neutral prefix Mx.

We feel what it’s like to grow up in Levittown, as you can see, and is looking forward to returning to folk dancing after the summer break. My prayer is then answered — he speaks mostly about his tours to Costa Rica and his own traveling predilections and activities in Washington. On the other hand, and that is only in major cities. After a maternity leave of nearly nine months, failed the Cardiac Cath, thank you Al Scarpellini for sharing this news with us. I also hear from Dick Broder, i received phone calls and emails asking how our Florida residents were doing.

Perhaps you can publicize this on the website about my son Ami in Washington, and think you should pass it on to the website guy. I was thinking Russ Mulroy would want to know, nancy Carpenter who graduated LMHS in 1961. This past year a perfectly healthy classmate told me that she gave my email address to her daughter as she prepared a “who to notify in the event of my death” list of instructions for her family. I asked Steve if he took any pictures, he reached the home of Maria Claps Hartranft and spoke with Maria’s daughter.

Xenophobia In 2016, we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. Fear of the “other” was a huge theme in 2016, from Brexit to President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric. Despite being chosen as the 2016 Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past. Complicit The word complicit sprung up in conversations in 2017 about those who spoke out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stayed silent. It was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society, from politics to pop culture.

Our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not. It’s a word that reminds us that even inaction is a type of action. The silent acceptance of wrongdoing is how we’ve gotten to this point. We must not let this continue to be the norm. If we do, then we are all complicit. It’s The Word Of The Day Quiz! Start your day with weird words, fun quizzes, and language stories.

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I expect to find some wonderful surprises when I unpack. I haven’t seen most of my stuff for 17 months! On the first of every month from now on we will be posting the names of the 1961 classmates who put a deposit down for reunion tickets. This is extra work for the person who is collecting the money for all the classes, so I will not burden her more than once a month.