Bay of Plenty Times
Words of the year
Oxford English Dictionary couldn’t pick just one “word of the year” for 2020. Instead, the dictionary says a year that has left us speechless is best reflected by expanding its annual selection to a whole list of vernacular. It includes, bushfires, to touch on Australia’s devastating fires in January — to Covid-19, a completely new word first recorded in February. Lockdown, social distancing, bubbles and reopening all feature aswell as Black Lives Matter.