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Words of 2014 Round-up

Word of the Year season closed this weekend with the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society. As usual, major news stories dominated selections, but there has been a notable uptick in social media-related choices. It is interesting to note how hashtags are becoming more prevalent with #IndyRef as a common runner-up, and #dirtypolitics and #blacklivesmatter winning the title.

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In the English-speaking world:

foreignwoty

Around the globe:

Are there any words of the year that I missed? Any translations that can be improved? Please leave a comment below.

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