Words that really mattered in 2013

logopoole

I always really enjoy Stephen Poole’s irreverent pondering on language!

Here is an example of his, no holds barred approach

Glocal

Yes, it’s the barbaric marriage of global and local. No, we have no idea what it’s supposed to mean. Nebulous tech-speak only fit for use by the most uninspired and desperate of keynote speakers.”

Check this article which lists the new words that came to be so significant in 2013.

The Daily Mirror has a similar article which lists the most popular new words of the year in a more neutral way. This article uses the Global Language Monitor analytics company from Austin, Texas as its source.

BBC-WORDS-OF-THE-DECADE

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