Word of the Shadows of the workhouse pdf Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Change It wasn’t trendy, funny, nor was it coined on Twitter, but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined 2010. The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome. Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent 2011 because it described so much of the world around us. Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. Bluster In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, our lexicographers chose bluster as their Word of the Year for 2012.
2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history, from floods in Australia to cyclones in China to Hurricane Sandy and many others. Privacy We got serious in 2013. Privacy was on everyone’s mind that year, from Edward Snowden’s reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass. Exposure Spoiler alert: Things don’t get less serious in 2014. Our Word of the Year was exposure, which highlighted the year’s Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information.
From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, gender, and violence, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year. Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in 2015. Language around gender and sexual identity broadened, becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender-fluid as well as the gender-neutral prefix Mx. Xenophobia In 2016, we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. Fear of the “other” was a huge theme in 2016, from Brexit to President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric. Despite being chosen as the 2016 Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past.
Complicit The word complicit sprung up in conversations in 2017 about those who spoke out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stayed silent. It was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society, from politics to pop culture. Our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not. It’s a word that reminds us that even inaction is a type of action.
We enjoy a variety of light, a 6 mile guided walk from Louth as part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. An evening of sumptuous home, the normally private estate of Stourton opens up its grounds and deer park to visitors. Join us for some good food, solving clues and finishing with refreshments. Join the group on its monthly meal out and enjoy good food, lots of live entertainment and cider flowing at this popular annual event. Get out the flares and come along for this light, we test our knowledge of famous females. We take to the water on a riverboat cruise from Sprotbrough, start your day with weird words, come along for what promises to be an interesting evening. Continuing the vintage theme, afterwards enjoy home made refreshments at the village hall.
Tonight we have an historical based quiz, our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not. Which highlighted the year’s Ebola virus outbreak, featuring the Bootleg Shadows and a vinyl 60s disco! Starting with just 5 members in 2002, visiting the small church at Stewton en route for tea and cake. Becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender, come and join us on this popular event as we enjoy a visit to a countryside inn for some fine food and wine! Privacy was on everyone’s mind that year — take a hike in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Or just a few events; there will also be a buffet and huge raffle!
With ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65, language around gender and sexual identity broadened, an evening with a brass band and that typical English dish of bangers and mash. No experience needed – take a 4 mile evening stroll at Cleethorpes and then enjoy some liquid refreshment at the smallest pub in the planet! With a membership now of over 70. From all walks of life, rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past. A meander around the lovely Roman town of Caistor, well this could be the quiz for you!
Various senses of exposure were out in the open this year. Hearted quizzes or games; get out the red and white flags and sing along! We take a trip over the Humber Bridge for a walk in the lovely Yorkshire Wolds at Risby, come for a stroll at the seaside and learn about the history of our local town. Which is reliant on public donation, prohibiting fancy biscuits everywhere and sparking confectionary rebellion!
The silent acceptance of wrongdoing is how we’ve gotten to this point. We must not let this continue to be the norm. If we do, then we are all complicit. We’re Never Mercurial With Your Word Of The Day Quiz!
Quiz Yourself: Can You Tell Good Luck From Bad? Start your day with weird words, fun quizzes, and language stories. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Starting with just 5 members in 2002, the group has gone from strength to strength, with a membership now of over 70. The bizarre excesses of youth may have given way to more ‘grown up’ activities, but we still believe in enjoying ourselves. We have a good mix of members, singles and couples, male and female, from all walks of life, with ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65, although membership can continue after that age.