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That ‘lockdown’ and ‘MEGXIT’ have become the Collins Dictionary words of the year for 2020 sum up this sorry period perfectly

LOCKDOWN 2020 – This morning, The Sun crowed about how they’d come up with the word ‘MEGXIT’ and celebrated it becoming one of Collins Dictionary’s words of the year for 2020.

 

Joining it on the list also were:

 

  • Furlough
  • Key worker
  • Self-isolate
  • Social distancing
  • BLM

 

Speaking to the paper, Helen Newstead, a language content consultant at Collins, remarked:

 

“Language is a reflection of the world around us and 2020 has been dominated by the global pandemic.”

 

“We have chosen ‘lockdown’ as our word of the year because it encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people who have had to restrict their daily lives in order to contain the virus.

 

“Lockdown has affected the way we work, study, shop, and socialise.”

 

“With many countries entering a second lockdown, it is not a word of the year to celebrate but it is, perhaps, one that sums up the year for most of the world.”

 

Let’s hope 2021 brings some far more positive words to the fray – if nothing else.

 

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Lockdown 2020 – ‘Lockdown’ becomes the 2020 word of the year – That ‘lockdown’ and ‘MEGXIT’ have become the Collins Dictionary words of the year for 2020 sum up this sorry period perfectly.
Earlier this year, the American Dialect Society ludicrously announced that “they” had become “the word of the decade.” You couldn’t make it up.

Matthew Steeples
Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Won’t it be fine when we don’t have to hear either word again?

    And hope all your readers are remembering Armistice Day today, Matthew.

    • Spot on Margaret. Armistice Day is tomorrow, 11th November. I hope everyone is wearing their poppy with pride and will mark it at 11am.

  2. Yes, I realised yesterday was only Monday the 9th two, not Tuesday the 10th, seconds after I hit send. Sigh. I tried to send an oopsie comment highlighting my Lockdown Idiocy; my Android took its revenge for my criticism of it by having a technical hiccup and not letting me send.

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