2012 has been an appealing amount of time in the life span of our lexicon. From brand-new coinages to new usages, English has had a good growth spurt. Some neologisms rapidly outgrow their particular effectiveness, or through overuse, they become meaningless, like an overplayed tune in the radio. Here are a few terms many folks have grown tired of in 2012.
Fiscal Cliff — the most-used term in 2012 politics.
This expression rose to importance when Ben Bernanke, the president regarding the usa Federal Reserve, used it in a speech in February. “Fiscal cliff” is intended to spell it out what's going to happen to America’s taxation plan and investing program in 2013 if Congress fails to address particular plans being currently in movement.
Will it be in fact a cliff? Not really. Indeed, given that deadline attracts nearer, it is often much more accurately called a “fiscal slope.”
Selfie — a photo you take of yourself by holding the digital camera at arm’s size, recognizable because of the undeniable fact that your arm is in the photo.
Epic — hyperbolic synonym for amazing, great, important.
This word can be so overused that it has-been on banished term listings 36 months running. But epic won't be banished.
Humblebrag — using humility to full cover up that you’re in fact bragging. This system often backfires, making the brag worse, e.g. “People just won’t end texting me personally, you’re lucky you've got much time for you your self.”
TLDR — acronym for “Too extended, performedn’t browse.”
Think about TLSI (Too Much Time, Skimmed It)?
To trend/trending — to become well-known.
To curate – to organize home elevators a web page or other non-museum entity.
Galleries have curators, galleries have curators–are you a curator since you discovered 10 attractive puppy pictures and uploaded all of them on your own wall surface? Probably not. Performed we only curate this banished words record? We’d rather not state.
Bubble — used as a suffix to describe any group or community. . .ever.
The faculty bubble, the liberal bubble, the traditional bubble, the California bubble, the American bubble…if we arrive at the “Earth bubble” some thing could pop.
Hashtag — a Twitter sign that includes cultivated into an orthographic beast.
Just what started as a “pound sign” or “number sign” and became a method for Twitter users to search tweets with typical subjects has morphed in to the new Address. (Wondering just what “URL” means? View the computer terms slideshow.) See our thorough conversation for the hashtag–and its genuine name–here.