Posted by: Jack Henry | January 13, 2022

Editor’s Corner: More Words of the Year

Greetings, folks!

In her last post of 2021, Kara provided you with the three top words of the year. She mentioned that each dictionary has its own list, but, no surprise, most of the words had something to do with COVID-19.

I know, like me, you’re all weary of focusing on the pandemic. So, when I saw this list from Merriam-Webster that presents the top ten words people searched last year (other than vaccine, which topped the list), I thought I’d share. Last year brought us so much more than just news about COVID-19. Here are Merriam-Webster’s top ten words of the year:

  • insurrection
  • perseverance
  • woke
  • nomad
  • infrastructure
  • cicada
  • murraya
  • cisgender
  • guardian
  • meta

And here’s to a happy and healthy 2022 with the hope that at the beginning of 2023, we’ll look back on many more positive words and situations.

Donna Bradley Burcher |Technical Editor, Advisory | Symitar®

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