The year 2011 brought many words and phrases to prominence.

Occupy captured a lot of attention, but there are so many more.

UWA linguist Daniel Midgley brings the words that captured the essence of our year on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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The American Dialect Society has spoken!
http://www.americandialect.org/occupy-is-the-2011-word-of-the-year

Global Language Monitor’s list, if you can be bothered.
http://kut.org/2011/12/the-top-words-of-2011-2/

Although ‘grief bacon’ was kind of interesting.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/word-of-the-year-2011-choose-your-favourite/story-e6freuzr-1226217271438

The “job creators” meme seems to date from about June 2011.
http://www.google.com/trends/?q=job+creators