Merriam-Webster: Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year 2019

Merriam-Webster: Merriam-Webster’s Words of the Year 2019. “Our Word of the Year for 2019 is they. It reflects a surprising fact: even a basic term—a personal pronoun—can rise to the top of our data. Although our lookups are often driven by events in the news, the dictionary is also a primary resource for information about language itself, and the shifting use of they has been the subject of increasing study and commentary in recent years. Lookups for they increased by 313% in 2019 over the previous year.”

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