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Buzzword Bingo 2016

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WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. While Planeta.com does not officially release a ‘Word of the Year,’ we do compile our favorites each year, part of a game we call Buzzword Bingo.

Among our favorite words from 2016:

NATURE: ANTHROPOCENE, BIODIVERSITY, BIOBLITZ, BISON, CITES, CORAL, DECARBONIZATION, EARTH DAY, ECOSYSTEM, EX SITU CONSERVATION, FERAL CATS, GIRAFFE, HOLOCENE, IVORY, LEGUMBRES, PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA, PREDATOR FREE, PULSES, QUIET, RANGER, SUPER BLOOM, TULE SPRINGS

WORLD WIDE WEB: 360 DEGREE VIDEO, ALGORITHM, ANCHOR, AUTOCORRECT, BACKUP, BLOCKCHAIN, BUFFERING, ENCRYPTION, EMBEDDED TWEETS, FACEBOOK LIVE, FAKE NEWS, HIERARCHY, INTERFACE, LIVE VIDEO, NIGHT MODE, NOTIFICATIONS, PERISCOPE, PERSONALIZE,. PREDICTIVE SEARCH, REMEMBER ME, TWITTER MOMENTS

AROUND THE GLOBE: ALOHA, BREXIT, DL!!’ PRAIRIE DOG, ECOCIDIO = ECOCIDE, GLOBAL GOALS, KAITIAKI = GUARDIANS, NAWGHAW POA = MOUNTAIN SHEEP TRAIL, PAISAJE LINGÜÍSTICO = LINGUISTIC LANDSCAPE, PUEBLOAN PEOPLES, SONGLINES, UTU, WELTSCHMERZ

EMERGING LANGUAGE: AFTER PARTY, ANTIDISCIPLINARY, BURNING QUESTION, CIVIC DISASTER, COMMUNICATION STRATEGY, DESTINATION WEDDING, GIG ECONOMY, GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, GROCERANT, HYPERLOOP, IMPACT INVESTING, LINEAR TV, PEAK OBITUARY, POST-TRUTH, QUANTUM ENTANGLEMENT, REPAIR CAFÉ, ROLLING CHANGE, SPACETIME, TRUST DEFICIT, WOKE

OLD SCHOOL: AID, ANALOG, ARMCHAIR TRAVELER, BLOCK PARTY, CARPOOL, ELECTION, ENTREPRENEUR, EQUITY, FRAMEWORK, INCLUSION, MOTIVATION, MOVEMENT, OMBUDSPERSON, ORALITY, PLAYBOOK, QUALIFICATION,RIDICULOUS, TAX, TRANSCRIPT

RONISMS: CONSCIOUS COLLABORATION, CONVERSATIONAL WHIPLASH, IMMEDIATE NOW, MOM SHUI, VIEWING PARTY, VIRTUOUS CIRCLE, WAYFINDING GUIDE, WEE STORIES

Buzzword Bingo 2016

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