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7 Дек, 2022

Oxford Dictionaries name word of the year

The Oxford English Dictionary has chosen its word of the year for the first time in a public vote — the slang expression «goblin mode» has become the word of the year.

The Oxford Dictionary defines goblin mode as «behavior based on unceremonious self-indulgence, laziness, slovenliness and greed, usually associated with a refusal to conform to social norms and expectations.»

Here is a quote from The Guardian as an example:

«Goblin mode is like waking up at 2 a.m. and shuffling into the kitchen in one long T-shirt to make weird snacks like melted cheese on salted bread.»

This expression first appeared on Twitter in 2009, but it became popular in 2022, after many coronavirus restrictions were lifted and people had to return to normal life.

In 2021, vax was chosen as the word of the year. It can be translated into Russian as «vaccine», «vaccination», «vaccinate».

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