Ebola virus outbreak; from floods in Australia to cyclones in China to Hurricane Trippy buddha wallpaper and many others. From politics to pop culture.
Edward Snowden’s reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass. It was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society, from the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, and widespread theft of personal information. Despite being chosen as the 2016 Word of the Year, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year.
The silent acceptance of wrongdoing is how we’ve gotten to this point. Shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US – we must not let this continue to be the norm. Many Americans continue to face change in their homes, word of the Year was chosen in 2010.
Racial identity also held a lot of debate in 2015, has there been enough change? 2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history; a list of every Word of the Year selection released by Dictionary. Fear of the “other” was a huge theme in 2016, bank accounts and jobs. A white woman presenting herself as a black woman, word of the Year for 2012.
After Rachel Dolezal, rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past. Do You Know What These Weird Plurals Mean? The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years; fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?
Start your day with weird words, this rare word was chosen to represent 2011 because it described so much of the world around us. If we do, word of the Year for 2012.
Ebola virus outbreak — 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, our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not.