Every year, The Global Language Monitor keeps track of the top names, phrases and words of the year.
The group bases its rankings under the following criteria:
- The words must be based on actual English words;
- Words and phrases must be found globally, or in every country that speaks mostly English;
- Words can’t be limited to one group or profession, but must have broad appeal to all
If you remember, the word of 2013 was '404'.
So far in 2014, the top trending word of the year is a little bit more cheery than an error message: Emoji. You know, those little smiley faces and icons that people use in text messages, emails, and even on Facebook. Maybe you have seen them in this music video for a popular Katy Perry song. ;)
What else made the list?
- Climate Change
- Ghost Plane
- Mid-Term Elections
- Conscious De-Coupling
- The Great War
- Blood Moon
- V.V. Putin