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Archive of posts published in the category: Word of the Year
Nov
10

Wordsmyth WOTY 2021 Essay Contest Form

Read more about the Wordsmyth Word of the Year 2021 Contest. edit

Nov
10

Wordsmyth Word of the Year 2021

The Wordsmyth Word Of The Year for 2020 was “social distancing.” This past year, 2021, has been another year of challenges due to our prolonged pandemic. We would like to invite you to reflect on this year and consider which word has drawn…

Dec
15

Wordsmyth Word of the Year 2020: social distancing

We are proud to announce Wordsmyth Word of the Year 2020, selected by the votes of members of the Wordsmyth community. Here are a selection of the comments from our users who voted for the word social distancing. This is a common theme…

Dec
9

WOTY 2020 voting update and Wordsmyth Editor’s response to user comments

Some of the comments about our nominations reveal your desire to have an open nomination process for WOTY.  Here are a few of the words our users felt were missing from the nominations: I voted for ‘social distancing’ because I could not submit…

Nov
26

Progress update on WOTY 2020

The Wordsmyth educational mission is to foster awareness of how words work in communication, and our WOTY nominations this year have drawn attention to the way words work in society.  This has been such an extraordinary year—bringing many new words and concepts to…