The Raw Text Word of the Year 2017 is…

As usual, there were many interesting candidates for the Raw Text Word of the Year. Those that made the longlist this year include ‘impeachment’ (with a hefty dose of wishful thinking), ‘unicorn’ (350 million a week of which are guaranteed post-Brexit), and antifa. Whereas dictionaries have had to choose actual words, I can enjoy the…

The Raw Text Word of the Year 2016 is…

Many new words came to prominence in 2016. Those that made the top three for the Raw Text Word of the Year include the ubiquitous portmanteaux ‘Brexiteer‘ and ‘remoaner‘, while others longlisted include ‘bigly‘ (coined by the US President Elect), ‘pussy’ (well, we are cat lovers around here) and ‘Corbynite‘. As a proud example of one,…