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‘Goblin Mode’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s 2022 Word of the Year

‘Goblin Mode’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s , 2022 Word of the Year. According to the Oxford Dictionary, "goblin mode" is , "a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.". For the first time ever, people voted for the word of the year online. Oxford told voters to pick a word that summarizes "the ethos, mood or preoccupations of the past twelve months.". The top three results were goblin mode, metaverse and #IStandWith. Goblin mode secured 93% of the votes. . Given the year we’ve just experienced, ‘goblin mode’ resonates with all of us who are feeling a little overwhelmed at this point, Oxford Languages President Casper Grathwohl, via statement. Merriam-Webster's word of the year was "gaslighting.". Last year, Oxford selected "vax" and Merriam-Webster chose "vaccine."
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