[Ads-l] WOTY 2016 nominations

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 5 15:37:19 EST 2017

These are all based on words people have been talking about on Twitter
the past year, from 168,241 tweets. Most are related to the US
presidential election:

* bigly
* braggadocious and bragadocious
* shenanigans
* malarkey
* headass

These are all sourced from analysis of three Twitter bots that have
been collecting words from Twitter since 2013. They've looked for
certain sentences and extracted the X.

 * @lovihatibot -- "I love/hate the word X"
 * @nixibot -- "X is not/isn't/ain't a word"
 * @favibot -- "X is my new favorite/favourite/fave word"

More info and numbers:


The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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