[Ads-l] Permacrisis: Collins Dictionary's word of the year for 2022

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 1 19:57:44 UTC 2022

Website: Stylist UK
Article: "Permacrisis" has been named as Collins Dictionary 's word of
the year for 2022
Date: Nov 1, 2022


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Other words of the year include “Kyiv”, “warm bank” and “splooting”.

. . .  From the war in Ukraine to political turmoil on home soil, the
ever-rising cost of living and growing concerns about climate change,
the news has fed into an endless cycle of disbelief, anxiety and rage.
And the year’s not even over yet.

So it’s no wonder that Collins Dictionary has selected “permacrisis”
as  its word of the year for 2022.

The term describes "an extended period of instability and insecurity".
Collins says it is one of several words it has highlighted "that
relate to ongoing crises the UK and the world have faced and continue
to face, including political instability, the war in Ukraine, climate
change, and the cost of living crisis".
[End excerpt]

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