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November 14, 2013

Annual list of top words, names and phrases, 2013: Global Language Monitor

’404′ is the Top Word of 2013 followed by fail!, hashtag, @pontifex, and The Optic

Global Language Monitor’s 14th Annual Survey of Global English.

Toxic Politics is the Top Phrase, and Pope Francis the Top Name,

Number of Words in the English Language:  1,025,109.8 (projected January 1, 2014 estimate)


The Top Phrases of 2013
Rank / Phrase / Comment
  1. Toxic Politics 
  2. Federal Shutdown
  3. Global Warming/Climate Change 
  4. Federal Deficit 
  5. Tread Lightly 
  6. Boston Strong ... To continue reading this list, click here.

The Top Names of 2013 
Rank /Name / Comments
  1. Pope Francis 
  2. ObamaCare
  3. NSA 
  4. Ed Snowden .
  5. Kate Middleton 
  6. IRS ... To continue reading this list, click here

Top Words of the Decade
Click on the link above to see the Top Words of the First Decade of the 21st Century, including: Global Warming, 9/11, and Obama outdistanced Bailout, Evacuee, and Derivative; Google, Surge, Chinglish, and Tsunami followed. Climate Change was top phrase; Heroes was the top name.

The Top Words of the Individual Years of the 21st Century thus far follow:
Top Word: No. 1 ApocalypseArmageddon, No.2 Deficit, No. 3 Olympiad
Top Phrases:  No. 1 Gangnam Style, No. 2 Climate Change/Global Warming, No. 3 Fiscal Cliff
Top Names:  No. 1 Newtown and Malala Yousafzai, No. 3 Xi Jinping
Top Words: No. 1 Occupy, No.2 Fracking, No.3 Drone
Top Phrases:  No. 1 Arab Spring, No. 2 Royal Wedding, No.3 Anger and Rage
Top Names:  No. 1 Steve Jobs, No. 2 Osama bin-laden and Seal Team Six, No.3 Fukushima
Top Words: No. 1 Spillcam, No. 2 Vuvuzela, No. 3 The Narrative
Top Phrases: No. 1 Anger and Rage, No. 2 Climate Change, No. 3 The Great Recession
Top Names: No. 1 Hu Jintao, paramount leader of China, No. 2 iPad, No. 3 Barack Obama
Top Words: No. 1 Twitter, No. 2 Obama-, No. 3 H1N1
Top Phrases: No. 1 King of Pop, No. 2 Obama-mania, No. 3 Climate Change
Top Names: No. 1 Obama, No. 2 Michael Jackson, No. 3 Mobama 

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