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Oxford dictionary announces that international word of the year for 2017 is ‘youthquake’

Oxford dictionary announces that international word of the year for 2017 is ‘youthquake’
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Youthquake” defined as a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people - triumphed over a...

“Youthquake” defined as a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people - triumphed over a politically pointed shortlist that included “Antifa”,”Broflake”, and “white fragility” Katherine Connor Martin, the head of oxfords new words program, acknowledged that it was an unusual choice.

The former ‘vogue’ editor Diana Vreeland apparently coined “youthcake” in the 1960s to describe the youth culture of swinging London, and it maintained a modest currency in conversations about style.

But on the past year it's frequency spiked by 40 %,according to analysis of oxford English corpus, which collects roughly 150 million words of spoken and written English from various sources each month.

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