Explores the words that made it big in 2017. Can you spot a ‘hatfish’ or a ‘manfant’? Do you know the difference between a ‘broflake’ and a ‘snowflake’? Is ‘lagom’ or ‘lykke’ your chosen path to happiness? Dissecting the meanings of the many amazing terms that have come to prominence in the last 12 months are word fans Jo Brand, Sara Pascoe, Nish Kumar, Aisling Bea, Rik Edwards, June Sarpong and Jamie Laing. This year’s most interesting words cover topics including food, fashion, social media, dating, happiness, gender wars, identity and America. And at the end of it all, Susie Dent explains which one has been picked by Oxford Dictionaries’ lexicographers as Word of the Year.
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