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Announcing the 2018 Word of the Year…

Posted in Word of the Year 2018, Wordsmyth Blog, WOTY 2018 by Olivia Smialek

We are pleased to announce Wordsmyth’s 2018 Word of the Year is “love!”

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first annual Word of the Year contest. Whether you nominated a word, discussed Word of the Year in your classroom, or simply cast your vote, thanks for contributing to the discussion!

Your Suggestions

Check out some of the reasons why users suggested “love” as their Word of the Year:

“Without love all living things die so none of the other words in the Wordsmyth Dictionary would matter.”

“This word can mean wonders in the happiest and saddest thoughts for people all around. People can think of love by thinking of brotherly or sisterly love, family love, friendly love, and couple love. There are many different kinds of love, including complicated love, sweet love, not-so-sweet love, cute love, spicy love, and fiery love. Love interests me because it is all around me and you, yet not everyone sees it. I think it should be nominated because everyone feels love at one point or another in their life, whether they realize it or not. Love can be very eye-opening, so people all over the world hold it close and treasure it dearly.”

Our Take

We think “love” has a lot of value in the coming year. If you look to the past, “love” reminds you of experiences that have been most filled with tender affection or deep and abiding care.  Looking to the future, “love” can guide you towards choosing to care for others.

We’re already gearing up for next year’s Word of the Year contest. Got any suggestions or feedback? Let us know on our Facebook, Twitter, or feedback page.

Again, thanks for your support and participation during our first Word of the Year contest. We hope you’ll stick with us for some exciting new endeavors in 2019.

Happy New Year, and Happy Wordsmything!