I’ve decided to throw in the towel, go with the flow, and come up with my own word of the year. But I’m going to do it a bit differently.
Instead of choosing a single word to represent the entire year, I’m going to come up with twelve, one for each month. One of the problems I’ve noticed with many WOTY choices is that they tend to represent events that happened at the end of the year, sadly neglecting what went on in the earlier months. I’m hoping that the twelve words will provide a better retrospective.
So I’m asking for suggestions. I’ve got a list of my own, which I’ll keep to myself for now, but it can always be improved with the input of others.
1) Must be a word or phrase that was in wide use during or associated with events of the month
2) Neologisms preferred, but by no means required. (Obviously I’m not looking for a word coined in that month, but a word of recent vintage is better.)
I’ll publish the list at the end of December.