[Ads-l] 2020 Word of the Year is "Covid"

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Couldn't have been more obvious...

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Açık 18 Ara 2020 13:53, Ben Zimmer yazdı:

> https://www.americandialect.org/2020-word-of-the-year-is-covid
> In a selection that was held virtually for the first time ever, "Covid" was
> chosen as Word of the Year (2020) by the American Dialect Society in its
> annual vote. It was the 30th anniversary of the society's original Word of
> the Year vote in December 1990. While the selection is typically held in
> person at the society's annual meeting, this time the event was conducted
> as a webinar open to all who were interested in attending via Zoom. More
> than three hundred attendees took part in the deliberations and voting.
> Presiding at the Dec. 17 voting session was Ben Zimmer, chair of the ADS
> New Words Committee and language columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
> "A year ago, the word 'Covid' didn't even exist, and now it has come to
> define our lives in 2020," Zimmer said. "The selection recognizes how
> ubiquitous the term has become, from the time that the name for the disease
> caused by novel coronavirus was dubbed 'Covid-19' by the World Health
> Organization back in February. That was quickly clipped to 'Covid,' which
> then appeared in phrases like 'Covid crisis,' 'Covid relief,' and 'Covid
> vaccine' -- and even 'Covid baking,' 'Covid hair,' and 'covidiot.' It has
> become a stand-in for the entire pandemic and the societal impacts that
> we'll be experiencing for years to come."
> The full press release, including all winners, candidates, and vote tallies
> for all candidates, is here:
> https://www.americandialect.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-Word-of-the-Year-PRESS-RELEASE.pdf
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> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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