Princess Charlotte is already Top Name
Current Number of Words in the English Language is 1,080,646.4 (May 8, 2015 estimate)
AUSTIN, Texas May 8, 2015 – Beast Mode, ‘for convenience’, and Thugs lead the Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2015, followed by Deflate Gate, and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, according to the current word trends in global English being tracked by the Global Language Monitor, the big data, trend tracking consultancy. This is preliminary to GLM’s thirteenth annual Word of the Year (#WOTY) rankings that will be released at year-end.
“By the fifteenth year of the 20th century, the world was already awash in the trends that would influence the rest of the century, reaching all the way into the early 21st century.” said Paul JJ Payack, chief word analyst, the Global Language Monitor. “The twenty-first century trends that accompany these words might similarly portend far greater events than we can ever imagine today.”
The Top Trending Words of 2015 are listed below (Rank, Word, and Comment).
Top Trending Words for 2015
|1||Beast Mode||Going all out, excessively so, in the take-no-prisioners style of Marshawn Lynch os the Seattle Seahawks (American football}.|
|2||For convenience||Hillary Clinton’s explanation on why she used a private email address for State Department business.|
|3||Thugs||President used ‘thugs’ to describe Baltimore rioters; from the Hindi (and Sanskrit) words describing Aryan assassins.|
|4||Deflate Gate||Pushing the rules to the limit, as in deflating the football to give an advantage to the home team.|
|5||Princess Charlotte||Pound-for-pound, the biggest media sensation since the Kardashians broke the Internet.|
|6||Deep learning||Techniques used to get machines closer to intelligence, artirfical or otherwise.|
|7||Anthropocene||A proposed geologic epoch acknowledging humans influence upon the Earth.|
|8||Drone (as a verb)||As in, ‘the enemy located, identified, and droned’.|
|9||Digital Darkness||What happens if we can no longer access digital information? A distinct possibility at some future point.|
|10||Invisible Primaries||Follow the money, that also seems to work …|
|11||Near-Nude||Have you noticed the exposure on the runways and red carpets lately?|
|12||Migrant-electorate (from the UK)||New migrant electorate numbering some 4 million non-Brits in the UK.|
|13||Evolve||The evolution of the word ‘flip-flop’ in US Political jargon. More like ‘survival of the fittest,’ it never occurs until the voters first shift their position.|
|14||Intelligence Explosion||Even France is loosening up regulations in this regard.|
|15||Almond Shaming||Among the most visible water hogs of curent California drought, now entering its fourth year.|
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Others under consideration: Billanthropy, #BLM, and Snowpochalypse (again) A number of trending words did not yet meet the triple threshold test, but might qualify as the year further unfolds.
In December 2014, Austin, Texas-based GLM announced that the Smiley Emoji was the Global English Word of the Year for 2014.
The words are culled from throughout the English-speaking world, which now numbers more than 1.83 billion speakers (January 2013 estimate) GLM employs its NarrativeTracker technologies for global Internet and social media analysis. NarrativeTracker is based on global discourse, providing a real-time, accurate picture about any topic, at any point in time. NarrativeTracker analyzes the Internet, blogosphere, the top 300,000 print and electronic global media, as well as new social media sources as they emerge.
About the Global Language Monitor
In 2003, The Global Language Monitor (GLM) was founded in Silicon Valley by Paul J.J. Payack on the understanding that new technologies and techniques were necessary for truly understanding the world of Big Data, as it is now known.
Today, from its home in Austin, Texas GLM provides a number of innovative products and services that utilize its ‘algorithmic services’ to help worldwide customers protect, defend and nurture their branded products and entities. Products include ‘brand audits’ to assess the current status, establish baselines, and competitive benchmarks for current intellectual assets and brands, and to defend products against ambush marketing.
These services are currently provided to the Fortune 500, the Higher Education market, high technology firms, the worldwide print and electronic media, and the global fashion industry, among others.
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