Oxford Dictionary Revealed Their ‘Word Of The Year’ For 2017 And They’re Just Making Shit Up Now

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Oxford Dictionary Word Year 2017 Youthquake

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Oxford Dictionary just revealed their “Word Of The Year” for 2017 and it’s a word that no one has ever spoken, written, read, heard or used in any fashion whatsoever. Seriously, I am pretty sure that the Oxford Dictionary is just making words up now to get attention.

I say that because this isn’t our first go-round with the Oxford Dictionary pulling this kind of stunt. Back in 2015, their “Word Of The Year” wasn’t even a word, it was… an emoji. No, I am not kidding.

Last year, 2016, their “Word of the Year” was also something no one on the planet had never heard uttered: “post-truth.”

According to them, post-truth is “an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.” Umm, okay?

Now I know for a fact that the Oxford Dictionary has it in them do this right because in 2014, their “Word Of The Year” was “vape.” In 2013, it was “selfie.”In 2012, it was “GIF.”

Every one of those makes sense.

But as you’ve just read, they have been pretty much just making things up over the past couple of years and 2017 is no exception.

Tell me, honestly, if you have ever heard or said Oxford Dictionary’s “Word Of The Year” for 2017.

That’s right, their “Word Of The Year” is YOUTHQUAKE.

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