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This Is Oxford's Word Of The Year And We've Literally Never Even Heard Of It

By Shirleydonlon

December 15, 2017 at 10:05am

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As the year comes to a close, 2017's most popular trends and topics are coming to light.

Over the past few days we have seen the most searched for recipe, the most popular movies, and now Oxford Dictionaries have released the 2017 word of the year.

And, to be honest, we haven't a feckin' clue how this word managed to earn the top spot on the list. 

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'Youthquake', defined as "a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people", has managed to make it's way to the top of Oxford's list.

Apparently, according to Oxford Dictionaries, there was a massive increase in the usage of the word in 2017, in comparison to 2016.

And although this is the first we've heard of it, the word is almost 50 years old. 

It was invented by the then editor of Vogue, Diana Vreeland, in 1965.

You really do learn something new every day. 

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