Writing Prompt: Word of the Year 2012
Have you ever noticed that the way people talk changes over time? Words that used to be popular start to sound annoying after a while, and new words that you never heard of before start to sound cool and fun. So today's Writing Prompt is a question for you. What was the most popular new word of 2012?
The American Dialect Society chooses a word every year that highlights what's prominent in the world of grown-ups that year. In 2011, the word was "occupy" because everyone was talking about the protest movements around Occupy Wall Street. In 2010, the words was "app" because apps were a new thing and everyone was going crazy for them.
The word of the year should be:
- new or newly popular in 2012
- widely and/or prominently used in 2012
- OR about something that's popular in 2012
What's YOUR word of the year for 2012? Leave a Comment to tell us what word was on everyone's lips at your school in 2012.
Have a happy new year!!!