Oxford Couldn’t Pick Just One Single “Word of the Year”

How can one word sum up THE craziest year in our lifetime?  The people at Oxford English Dictionary say . . . it can’t.

The editors at the Oxford English Dictionary say that when they were deciding on their annual pick for Word of the Year, quote, “It quickly became apparent that 2020 is not a year that could neatly be accommodated in one single word of the year.”

So instead, they picked dozens of words that sum up, quote, “the phenomenal breadth of language change and development over the year.”

Those words include:  COVID-19 . . . work-from-home . . . lockdown . . . support bubbles . . . essential workers . . . furlough . . . Black Lives Matter . . . mail-in . . . superspreader . . . social distancing . . . QAnon . . . and impeachment.

 

(BBC / Oxford English Dictionary / CNN)