November 24, 2015

Global Language Monitor Releases Top Words, Phrases, and Names Lists of 2012

From a GLM Announcement:

The Global Language Monitor has announced that ‘Apocalypse’ is the Top Word, ‘Gangnam Style’ is the Top Phrase and Newtown AND Malala Yousafzai are the Top Names of 2012 in its 13th annual global survey of the English language.

Apocalypse was followed by deficit, Olympiad, Bak’tun, and meme. Rounding out the top ten were MOOC, the Cloud, Omnishambles, Frankenstorm, and obesogenic.

GLM estimates that as of January 1, 2013 there will be  1,019,729.6 words in the English language.

Read the Complete Post to Review:

  • Top 20 Words of the Year
  • Top 15 Phrases of the Year
  • Top 15 Names of the Year
  • Top Words, Phrases, Names (2000-2011)
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