[Ads-l] WOTY 2018 nominations

Mark Peters markpeterswriter at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 2 08:57:18 EST 2019


Wow. What a terrible year, but what tremendous words. 

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> On Jan 2, 2019, at 6:24 AM, Hugo <hugovk at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> These are all based on words people have been talking about on Twitter the
> past year, from 81,695 tweets.
> 
> Most of 2016's were related to the US presidential election (bigly,
> braggadocious, headass), and many of 2017's also relate to the president
> (covfefe, dotard, shitgibbon). Likewise in 2018.
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> * beclowned
> * bombogenesis
> * catastrofuck
> * chucklefuck
> * clackwanker
> * councel
> * dipshittery
> * fucksicle
> * fuckwangled
> * kakistocracy
> * peoplekind
> * shithole
> * stan
> * toxic
> * trumpfuckery
> * wankpuffin
> 
> These are all sourced from analysis of three Twitter bots which 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:
> https://laivakoira.typepad.com/blog/2018/12/twitter-woty-2018.html
> 
> Hugo
> http://laivakoira.typepad.com/blog/words/
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