New Words and Neologisms

Adorkable Top Television Word of the Year (Teleword) … from New Girl, Big Bang & Modern Family followed by Shell Shock, Bi-Polar, Dothraki and La Toti . Ninth Annual Analysis by the Global Language Monitor . Austin, Texas, USA. September 25-26, 2012. The Global Language Monitor (GLM) today announced that ‘adorkable’ from New Girl and Big Bang, and Modern Family the Top Teleword of …

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Global Language Monitor’s Exclusive Books and, Historical Analysis, and Research Reports… Mastering Global English By Paul JJ Payack Just Published! Ten Tips for Mastering Global English By Paul JJ Payack, The WordMan By Paul JJ Payack About the Series   Ten Tips for Mastering Global English is part of the Mastering Global English Series, volume 1. …

Top Trending Words of the Year 2017 (Mid-year Update) — Tumultuous Words for Tempestuous Times

    The English language well represents the tumultuous and tempestuous world of today.   Excellent Question, Will …   August 2017, Austin, TEXAS, and NEW YORK (Update) — The Global Language Monitor (GLM) today announced the Top Trending Words of the Year (#WOTY) for 2017 (Mid-year Update). The final Top Words of 2017 will be announced on …

Billary, blankie, locavore: English gone wild (2008)

Billary, blankie, locavore: English gone wild The world’s dominant language is nearing the million mark, but should they all count? Edmonton Journal 2 Mar 2008 STEVENSON SWANSON NEW YORK MCT ILLUSTRATION BANK, CHICAGO TRIBUNE Are you a locavore who decries the tapafication of restaurants or a latte liberal on the fence about Billary? No matter, …

MicroEssay: The Future of Global English (400 Years in the Future)

A Microessay Essay by Paul JJ Payack The conquest of Global English is nearly complete. It is impossible to hold back this tide. The Tsunami of English has already swept over the earth. The question now is how to adjust to this new reality. I have several suggestions. The first would be to master the …

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Flashback: Gulf Oil Spill and Rise of ‘the Narrative’ in Politics The Importance of Tracking Evolving Narratives . Gulf Oil Spill Vs. Katrina . Obama vs. BP The Lesson of the Gulf Oil Spill narrative is the importance of controlling the narrative, since whoever wins of the narrative, controls the story in terms of political …

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The Various Global Language Monitor Word of the Year Schedules GLM Words of the Year Schedules No. 1, Words, Names and Phrases of 2014 will be announced during the US Thanksgiving Week, Tuesday November 25 No. 2, Top Business Buzzwords (50) will be announced in early December. No.3, Top Words of the Quindecennial of the …

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The Future of Global English (400 Years in the Future) Dec.27,2016 MicroEssay by Paul JJ Payack, September 19,2016 The conquest of Global English is nearly complete. It is impossible to hold back this tide. The Tsunami of English has already swept over the earth. The question now is how to adjust to this new reality. …

Misc.

  Top Trending Business Buzzwords for Global English in 2015   The World of Business as Reflected in English Language Buzzwords, Second Edition Austin, Texas, June 17, 2015– The Global Language Monitor has announced the Top Business Buzzwords of the Year, for Global English, the world’s pre-eminent language of commerce. “It is often noted that …

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Katrina Rewind: September 7, 2005 – Originally Published September 7, 2005 – In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall on the city of New Orleans and environs, we are republishing our original report about the impact of the disaster on the English Language. Media Abounds With Apocalyptic-type References in Coverage of …

Eyjafjallajoekull: What happens if a volcano erupts and no one can pronounce its name?

… . . Austin, Texas, April 20, 2010 — Eyjafjallajoekull , the Icelandic volcano that has been disrupting airborne transportation systems around the globe, would ordinarily stand an excellent chance of becoming an English language word at some time in the future, perhaps meaning to cause widespread disruption.  A word that evolves from a …

Other Headlines

Is Merriam-Webster its own worst frenemy? 60% of new words in 2009 Collegiate were born before today’s college students ‘New’ words average age — 29 years Austin, TX July 16, 2009, (MetaNewswire) – Is Merriam-Webster its own worst frenemy? The answer to that question can perhaps be answered by the upcoming release of its Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh …

Millionth Word Finalists Announced

English Language Millionth Word Finalists Announced, including:  alcopops, bangster, de-friend, n00b, quendy-trendy, slumdog, and wonderstar English to Pass Millionth Word June 10 at 10:22 am GMT Million Word March Now Stands at 999,824   Austin, Texas May 29, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor today announced the finalists for the Million Word March.  The English …

Chinglish

Will the Beijing Olympics Finally Eradicate Chinglish? Is this the End to ‘Deformed-man Toilets’ and ‘Racist Parks’ We think not. Austin, Texas, USA.   July 30, 2008.   MetaNewswire.  There has been much publicity about Beijing’s vaunted attempt to eradicate Chinglish before the 2008 Games begin.  Menus at the top hotels have been replaced with standardized, albeit …

Chinglish

        Will the Beijing Olympics Finally Eradicate Chinglish?     Is this the End to ‘Deformed-man Toilets’ and ‘Racist Parks’     We think not. Austin, Texas, USA.   July 30, 2008.   MetaNewswire.  There has been much publicity about Beijing’s vaunted attempt to eradicate Chinglish before the 2008 Games begin.  Menus at the …

Stats

Number of Living Languages:  6,912 Number of Words in the English Language:  998,773 Number of words in various langauges Chinese (various dialects): 500,000 + French: 100,000 German: 185,000 Russian: 195,000 Spanish: 225,000 + Japanese: 232,000 Hindi: 120,000 Arabic: 45,000 (though used in many more variations) Toki Pona:  197 Top Languages on the Internet 1 to …