There are many ways to mark the passing of time. But the annual announcement of the Word of the Year from Collins' Dictionary is certainly our favourite. Our relationship with Collins' is longstanding. And we look forward to creating animated social media assets for their WOTY campaign.
Collins' Word of the Year 2019
‘Climate strike’, the form of protest made famous in 2018 by one, Greta Thunberg, became a worldwide movement and was named Collins’ Word of the Year 2019.
Collins Dictionary’s lexicographers monitor the 9.5 billion-word Collins Corpus and create the annual list of new and notable words that reflect an ever-evolving culture and the preoccupations of those who use it.
‘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 one-hundredfold increase in its usage in 2019, the largest increase noted of any word on the list.
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