It’s Word of the Year time! Each year the publisher of the definitive and mammoth Oxford English Dictionary chooses its word of the year. The last decade has seen words like Selfie, GIF, Unfriend and even Sudoku.
What is 2018’s word? Toxic.
Here’s what Oxford had to say about their choice:
The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.
In 2018, toxic added many strings to its poisoned bow becoming an intoxicating descriptor for the year’s most talked about topics. It is the sheer scope of its application, as found by our research, that made toxic the stand-out choice for the Word of the Year title.
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