December 30, 2013

2013 Word of the Year

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Writing_prompt_rainbow_penWriting Prompt: Word of the Year 2013

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 2013?

The American Dialect Society chooses a word every year that highlights what’s prominent in the world of grown-ups that year. In 2012, the word was “hashtag” because everyone was summarizing their thoughts with clever and sometimes annoying catchphrases like #yolo, and #epicfail. PS. the hashtag is the little number sign before the word.

Here are some of the words that STACKers voted for last year.


NOW it is time for you to vote for a new Word of the Year. This year’s word should be:

  • new or newly popular in 2013
  • widely and/or prominently used in 2013
  • OR about something that’s popular in 2013

What’s YOUR word of the year for 2013? Leave a Comment to tell us what word was on everyone’s lips at your school in 2013.

Have a happy new year!!!

image from kids.scholastic.comSonja, STACKS Staffer

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  1. lavendercat451

    One Direction!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. purpleblue592

    I think that is a great idea doing a word of the year that can be fun. you can also make fantastic topic and get an A

  3. First Name Only or STACKS username

    I think that doing a word of the year is great, it can be a word u used all year and make a great story with it