Australians have one week left to have their say before the Macquarie Dictionary People’s Choice Word of the Year is announced, and there are certainly some out-of-the-box options.
You may have heard called Covid strong coughcelebrity with famous parent marked a no babyor the all-white fashion trend inspired by Margot Robbie’s character named Barbie Barbiecore – but have you heard of BS handbag?
According to the Macquarie Dictionary, it is a humorous term for fried chicken that involves.
“From the fact that such chicken does not require further preparation for consumption, it is seen as an easy meal of one’s choice, and is often packaged in a small plastic bag with a handle, similar to a handbag,” explains the 2022 shortlist. .
Yassify (verb) and yassification (noun) also made the list, which is defined as “applying multiple filters and modifications to an image or digital photograph, to transform the original image into one that is magical and beautiful.”
It comes from “YAS QUEEN,” which was popularized last year by a Twitter account that posts such photos.
A popular term calm to stop is on the list, defined as “the custom of strictly limiting oneself to performing the tasks that are within the job description and working only the hours for which one is contractually bound.”
Goblin mode is defined as “a pattern of behavior characterized by an embrace of indolence and sloppiness” and derives from “grotesqueness attributed to the goblin’s appearance”.
Some more serious options are on the list gigafire (a fire burning over more than 100,000 ha), military commander (a concerted effort by a number of people to carry out a specific action or change, such as through online voting or a review), and hidden homeless (homeless people who are temporarily staying with friends, family members, etc. and do not have access to homeless assistance during this period).
Tealwhich was heard a lot during the federal elections, also made it to the list.
It is defined as “a political candidate who generally holds ideologically moderate views, but supports strong action on environmental and climate action and the prioritization of integrity in politics.”
Teal independents include Dr Monique Ryan, who was the top aide to then federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Zoe Daniel, Allegra Spender and Zali Steggall. They all used the color tee in their election materials.
You can also vote for the following words:
Bossware: Software installed on an employee’s computer that allows their employer to remotely monitor and measure activity and productivity, such as by recording keystrokes and mouse movements, taking screenshots, etc.
Applause (applause + laughter): Applause from the audience to indicate agreement with a comedian’s joke or statement, especially of a social or political nature.
E-change: Moving from an urban environment to a rural environment, which is possible because of the ability and permission to work away from home.
Orthosomnia: Insomnia believed to be caused by concern about getting the amount and quality of sleep recommended by wearable sleep monitoring devices, often leading to anxiety, which in turn can adversely affect sleep quality and ability to fall asleep.
Pirate trail: A trail that has been established or made without the required permit, used for mountain biking.
Prebunking: The practice of challenging the veracity of false information or misinformation, and the source of its source, before such information is disseminated.
Hunger in the skin: A desire for loving or friendly physical contact with another.
Telling the truth: The act of recounting the facts of a situation, excluding any embellishment or dilution applied as a justification of past actions.
Last year, the Macquarie Dictionary Committee’s choice and the People’s Choice Word of the Year were both the same: hike.
The phrase “humorous colloquialism” was defined as “the rollout of the Covid vaccination program in Australia, referring to the perceived lack of speed.”
The Macquarie Dictionary said it was “a clear winner, well ahead of the rest of the field.”
The previous year in 2020, the committee’s choice was “doomscrolling” and the people chose “Karen”.
Before the pandemic, in 2019, the committee chose “abandon culture” and the people voted “robodebt”.
Originally published as “Bachelor’s handbag” finalist for Macquarie Dictionary’s 2022 Word of the Year