Word of the Year (Oxford)

Every year English dictionaries choose their “Word of the Year”, which is a word or expression that was famous or that made a lot of people interested during the year.

One of the English dictionaries is Oxford, and it’s Word of the Year 2017 is youthquake.

According to Oxford, youthquake is ‘a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people’.

According to the Oxford website, the reason its editors chose the word is because people used it five times more this year than last year.

I think youthquake celebrates the youth and how much they can accomplish when they decide to do something, and that’s great.