Words of the year?

I must really be quite out of touch with the mainstream. Not only had I never seen the word post-truth before reading that Oxford Dictionaries chose it for their ‘word of the year 2016’. In the shortlist I only recognised hygge and Latinx, and those because I’d read some other articles discussing them (as opposed to using them). Brexiteer, coulrophobia, adulting, chatbot, glass cliff, alt-right and woke (in the sense described) were as unfamiliar to me as the Japanese words mentioned in another recent OD blogpost.

 

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