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Another year is coming to a close. For many a time to take a step back and reflect on the events that took place in the year to date. When it comes to languages, Lingoholics among us are looking back on new words that have enriched our day-to-day life. Languages are dynamic and new words coming to life through events taking place in the world, is proof of that. And as linguists simply love lists, official institutions in several countries organize Word of the year elections to select the word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest throughout that year. Here are a few examples of words that relate to events that had an impact on local society. Read more