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Oxford Languages' 2020 Word of the Year: An unprecedented choice that highlights linguistic effect of COVID-19 on English
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Oxford Languages' 2020 Word of the Year: An unprecedented choice that highlights linguistic effect of COVID-19 on English

The 2020 report does highlight some zippy new coinages, like 'Blursday' (which captures the way the week blends together), 'covidiots' (you know who you are) and 'doomscrolling' (who, me?). But mostly, it underlines how the pandemic has utterly dominated public conversation, and given us a new collective vocabulary almost overnight.