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Linguists name 'occupy' as 2011's word of the year

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posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:40 AM
CNN story: Linguists name 'occupy' as 2011's word of the year

"Occupy" won a runoff vote by a whopping majority, earning more votes than "FOMO" (an acronym for "Fear of Missing Out," describing anxiety over being inundated by the information on social media) and "the 99%," (those held to be at a financial or political disadvantage to the top moneymakers, the one-percenters).

Occupy joins previous year's winners, "app," "tweet," and "bailout."

Obviously "Occupy" is a very old word but in a matter of months it took on a whole new meaning.

[Grant] Barrett (Founder of the American Dialectic Society) says the word of the year vote, now in its 22nd year is, 'light-hearted and whimsical.'"

posted on Jan, 8 2012 @ 12:46 AM
reply to post by Thermo Klein

I find it most fitting. You can say what you like but they certainly got peoples attention.

ETA A little crack in the plaster, if you will.
edit on 8/1/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA

posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 04:58 PM
2012's word of the year is hopefully going to be in a similar vein.

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