OK, so “OK” is once again considered to be the most understood Global English word worldwide. I like it, it’s accompanied me through life, it’s friendly, and it’s fair, and luckily understood by almost anyone, of all ages, races, and religions.
But with more than 1.83 billion speakers, English is constantly morphing and blending to represent what is happening and trending in society, in the news and culturally across the globe.
Resulting from tracked searches and on trend, those words of the year are incorporated into foreign language and culture in English. And it seems that the twerking of yesteryear morphed into an identity obsession in 2015, the “me” year.
So here’s our top 10 pick of the words of the year you need in your repertoire:
To watch a lot, or especially all the shows from one series in one session.
The cumulative effect of not getting enough sleep leading to mental, physical and emotional fatigue.
Who or what a person or thing is (race, religion, gender.)
Nonbinary pronoun (they/them/their)
The accepted way of referring to an individual of unspecified gender or one who doesn’t fit into a neat female/male dichotomy.
Stop responding to a person’s texts, posts or calls (especially when a relationship ends) to stop answering calls, texts or posts
Following a diet that contains only natural foods, and is low in sugar, salt, and fat.
The casual degradation of any socially marginalized group.
A person who finds intelligence to be a sexually attractive quality.
To publicly disgrace someone or thing for being or doing something.
An untoned and slightly plump male physique, that can be attractive on the right person.
Runners up, but already old hat:
A young urban man that cultivates and outdoorsy style, like a lumberjack, typically with a beard.
Peer-to-peer economy, the sharing of goods and/or services for a seemingly reduced fee and to optimize resources.
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