Vote Now! Macquarie Dictionary Hosts Word of the Year Competition #MacqWOTY @MacqDictionary

WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. My favorite? Easily the one with online voting through Friday (Australia time).

Word lovers, delight! What’s found on the deep dive are linguistic treasures. Here’s the English language in motion courtesy of the Macquarie Dictionary.

Among my favorites: Canned Hunting, Cat Cafe, Crash Grazing, Dog Surfing, Green Electricity, Greylisting, Lifehacking, Mansplain, Microplastics, Share Plate, Typosquatting, Voluntold, Wikiwash.

Warning: on some browsers, once you start voting, you cannot click backwards. The interface is old school, but who am I to complain?

Twitter: @MacqDictionary
Hashtag: #MacqWOTY

Buzzword Bingo: Canned Hunting = Trophy hunt in which an animal is kept in a confined area, increasing the likelihood of the hunter obtaining a kill @cannedlion

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