‘Hashtag’ Declared 2012’s Word of the Year

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The American Dialect Society has named “hashtag” as the word of the year, beating out “Gangnam Style,” “YOLO” and “fiscal cliff,” among others. Or, to put it another way: #winning.

Each year, the group nominates a series of words and phrases, and then votes to decide the word of the year. It also determines the top word in other categories, including: most useful, outrageous, unnecessary and creative. “Hashtag” is hardly a new word, but the judges concluded that it really came to prominence in 2012.

Source: Mashable.com

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