Results for - American Dialect Society

1,852 voters participated in this survey

Yugen: an awareness of the universe that triggers a deep and emotional response, too mysterious for words.

American Dialect Society's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening had some votes for word of the year, the singular version of

1. American Dialect Society's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Friday evening had some votes for word of the year, the singular version of "They" won. But here are some words that were being voted on, choose the ones that you have heard of:

Ammosexual: someone who really loves guns
5%
84 votes
On fleek: Of quality, being perfect or on point (Ryan Gosling comes to mind)
11%
209 votes
CRISPR: n. gene-editing technology allowing biologists to alter and control DNA sequences
4%
77 votes
Schlong: to defeat soundly
6%
108 votes
Fish gape: n. posed expression with cheeks sucked in and lips slightly apart
7%
131 votes
Sharewashing: n. deceptive marketing by companies treating services as sharing
3%
48 votes
Dadbod: n. flabby physique of a typical dad
13%
238 votes
A.F.: intensifier after an adjective (too naughty to type out) As ****
5%
96 votes
Netflix and chill: sexual come-on masked as a suggestion to watch Netflix and relax
13%
250 votes
Ghosts: v. abruptly end a relationship by cutting off communication
6%
116 votes
ZFG: indication of supreme indifference
1%
11 votes
N/A
61%
1,137 votes
Will you be using any of these words?

2. Will you be using any of these words?

Yes
8%
142 votes
No
76%
1,414 votes
Undecided
16%
296 votes
Here is a word, never seen it before, have you?

3. Here is a word, never seen it before, have you? "Zenzizenzizenzic" The 8th power of a number. The zenzizenzizenzic of 2 is 256.

Yes
4%
75 votes
No
67%
1,240 votes
Undecided
8%
141 votes
Not Applicable
21%
396 votes
Here is a word, never seen it before, have you?

4. Here is a word, never seen it before, have you? "Zenzizenzizenzic" The 8th power of a number. The zenzizenzizenzic of 2 is 256.

Yes
5%
86 votes
No
66%
1,222 votes
Undecided
7%
132 votes
Not Applicable
22%
412 votes
01/11/2016 Trivia 1852 31 By: ptajuggalette

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