It’s a new year, and that means it’s time for our Word of the Year round-up.
What words tripped on our tongues, tickled our ears, and zeited our geist in 2014?
Linguist Daniel Midgley can’t even on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Promo with Em Burrows
What about Words of the Year in other languages?
Oxford Junior Dictionary’s replacement of ‘natural’ words with 21st-century terms sparks outcry
Margaret Atwood Protests Removal of Nature Words From Oxford Junior Dictionary
Removal Of Nature Words From Children’s Dictionary Sparks Outrage
I think they’re engaging in the Appeal to Nature fallacy
Other fallacies on the PBS Idea Channel
Your logical fallacy is…
Daniel Dennett on how to argue well
Alan Metcalfe announces the WotY voting in the Chronicle of Higher Education
The hashtag was #woty14
Die-in looked like a favourite, and it didn’t even make the list.
NYT: At the Super Bowl of Linguistics, May the Best Word Win
I Can’t Even
The Baest Bae to Ever Bae: Bae Isn’t Just a Noun Anymore
Ben Zimmer, on ‘salty’
Ophelia Benson: Subway manspreaders told to close their legs
How Not to Be ‘Manterrupted’ in Meetings
Having “the Talk” #blacklivesmatter
Was the ADS vote too American for you? Voting is still open for the Macquarie Word of the Year.
List of Words of the Year
Grant Barrett, Dallas Morning News
The original sea lion strip from Wondermark
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