The (two) word(s)-of-the-year

Collins dictionary has named “climate strike” their word-of-the-year. There’s also a few other en vogue terms here, to bring those of you who have been living under a rock up to speed.

Climate strike was first registered in November 2015 when the first event to be so named took place to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, but it is over the last year that climate strikes have spread and become a frequent reality in many of the world’s largest cities. Collins’ lexicographers observed a hundred-fold increase in its usage in 2019, the largest increase noted of any word on the list.

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