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This list of every ‘Word of the Year’ is like taking a trip through time

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Hashtag. Metrosexual. Occupy.

Those three words have one thing in common — they’ve all been named “Word of the Year.”

Every year since 1990, members of the American Dialect Society have gathered at their annual convention — once called “the Super Bowl of linguistics” — to crown the word that defined the year. The linguists and lexicographers vote on words based on their predominance in headlines and widespread use throughout the country.

Anything considered a “lexical item” can be nominated, meaning multi-word phrases like “dumpster fire” — named 2016’s Word of the Year earlier this month — are fair game. The read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com