[Ads-l] WOTY 2017 nominations

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 3 23:13:03 UTC 2018

These are all based on words people have been talking about on Twitter the
past year, from 120,412 tweets. Most of last year's were related to the US
presidential election (bigly, braggadocious and bragadocious, shenanigans,
malarkey, headass), and many of this year's also relate to the president.

* broflake
* [the] caucacity
* cockwomble
* covfefe
* dotard
* douchecanoe
* dracarys
* shitgibbon
* shooketh
* twatwaffle
* woke

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:


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

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