Covfefe Now Validated as an English-language Word

Austin, Texas, June 6, 2017  — According to the Global Language Monitor, Covfefe has been validated as an English-language word.  This according to the methodology established early in the 21st century by GLM.  Earlier today, a simple Google search resulted in some 17,000,000 citations, with close to 500,000 news stories. Baidu, the Chinese ‘Google-equivalent’ also produced a cascading number of  Covfefe-related …

Top Trending Business Buzzwords, 3rd Edition

Top Trending Business Buzzwords, 3rd Edition The World of Business as Reflected in English Language Buzzwords, Second Edition Austin, Texas, June 17, 2015 — The Global Language Monitor has announced the Top Business Buzzwords of the Year, for Global English, the world’s pre-eminent language of commerce. It is often noted that the world of business includes its …

Global Language Monitor: Top Global English Word of 2016 is a Meme

Top Global English Word of 2016 is a Meme May 1, 2017, Austin, TEXAS and NEW YORK — The Global Language Monitor (GLM) today announced that the Global English Word of the Year for 2016 is not a word but a meme: the blood-soaked image of Omran Daqneesh, five years old, sitting in an ambulance while awaiting …

“Make No Mistake” — Obama’s Favorite Buzzwords

March 28th, 2011 You Don’t Say This article has been shared from The Daily’s iPad app Make no mistake —  Obama is a big fan of his own catchphrases BY ANTHONY DECEGLIE AND JENNY MERKINMONDAY, MARCH 28, 2011 Statistics gathered by the Global Language Monitor reveal that Obama has said it 2,924 times since he was sworn …

Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016: Bigly, Brexit & Non-binary

  UPDATE:  March 23 2017 (Originally AUSTIN, Texas July 15-17, 2016) – Bigly, Brexit, and ‘Non-binary’ lead the Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016 thus far, followed by the Prince Symbol, Zika, Gun Violence / Gun Culture, Safe Place, Heroin and fentanyl according to the current word trends in global English being tracked by …

MicroEssay: The Future of Global English (400 Years in the Future)

A Microessay Essay by Paul JJ Payack The conquest of Global English is nearly complete. It is impossible to hold back this tide. The Tsunami of English has already swept over the earth. The question now is how to adjust to this new reality. I have several suggestions. The first would be to master the …

An Outsider’s Path to Victory was Foreseeable from the Start (Ten Year Perspective)

Why the Outsider Won   GLM has been tracking the Outsider since at least 2006 On Election Night, November 8, 2016 the Global Language Monitor witnessed the total destruction of its website, encompassing some 430 pages, thirteen years of work and tens of thousands of links to sites worldwide.  Evidently, we were part of the …

The Heart ♥ Emoji (for love) is Top Word, Pope Francis topped by Ebola as Top Name, “Hands Up, No Shoot” is Top Phrase

Pope Francis Topped by Ebola for Top Name of 2014 (see below) “Hands Up, No Shoot” is the Top Phrase of the Year of 2014 (see below)   Documenting the year 2014 through English-language word usage Global Language Monitor’s 15th Annual Survey of Global English  AUSTIN, Texas,  December 2014  — The Emoji  ideograph for Heart (and Love)  is the Top …

Language mavens exchange words over Obama’s speech

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nearly 2,700 words with little jargon People understand spoken and written word differently Payack gives Obama “Solid B” (CNN) — Language experts weighed in Thursday after poring over the nearly 2,700 words of President Obama’s Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil disaster. “It was straightforward and easy to understand,” said Ron Yaros, assistant professor …

NarrativeTracker Analysis Reveals Top Buzzwords in Healthcare Narrative

Top Buzzwords:  Rationing, Out-of-control Spending, Price Controls, Non-sustainable, and Mandate Failure Dallas and Austin, Texas, May 13, 2010 — In what could presage mounting difficulties for the national healthcare reform roll-out, the top buzzwords associated with the Massachusetts Healthcare Reform ‘narrative’ have been found to be Rationing, Out-of-control-spending, Price Controls, Non-sustainable, and Mandate Failure.   In addition, Gaming the System was …

Most Confusing High Tech Buzzwords of 2000-2009

Austin, Texas, March 17, 2010 — In conjunction with the SXSW Interactive conference held in its hometown, The Global Language Monitor has released the most confusing high tech buzzwords of the decade (2000-2009). Topping the list are HTTP, Flash, God Particle, Cloud Computing, and Plasma (as in plasma TV). Rounding out the Top Ten were …

Most Confusing High Tech Buzzwords of the Decade

ATTN:   SXSW Interactive, High Tech Desk Austin, Texas, March 17, 2010 — In conjunction with the SXSW Interactive conference held in its hometown, The Global Language Monitor has released the most confusing high tech buzzwords of the decade (2000-2009).  Topping the list are HTTP, Flash, God Particle, Cloud Computing, and Plasma (as in plasma TV).  …

Pandora from Avatar Wins Top HollyWord of 2009

Beats out ‘Hurt Locker’ from The Hurt Locker, ‘Barley Pop’ from Crazy Heart, ‘Vampire’ from Twilight and ‘‘Squeakquel’ from Alvin and the Chipmunks.     7th Annual Global Survey by the Global Language Monitor Austin, TX. March 12, 2010.  ‘Pandora’ from James Cameron’s Avatar tops the 2009 list of words from Hollywood that most influenced …

‘Pandora’ from Avatar Wins Top HollyWord of 2009

. ‘Pandora’ from Avatar Wins Top HollyWord of 2009 followed by ‘Hurt Locker’ from The Hurt Locker, ‘Barley Pop’ from Crazy Heart, ‘Vampire’ from Twilight and ‘‘Squeakquel’ from Alvin and the Chipmunks. 7th Annual Global Survey by the Global Language Monitor Austin, TX. March 12, 2010.  ‘Pandora’ from James Cameron’s Avatar tops the 2009 list of …

Lady GaGa Top Fashion Buzzword for Upcoming Season

Michelle Obama (MObama) Falls from No.2 to No. 15 Austin, TX February 2, 2010 – Lady GaGa, the enigmatic yet near ubiquitous performance artist, was declared the Top Fashion Buzzword of the upcoming season by the Global Language Monitor. This is the first time that a name has topped the GLM’s rankings. Immediately following were …

Top Politically (in)Correct Words of 2009

Swine Flu, Flush Toilet, Green Revolution, Minority, and Saint . named top politically (in)Correct  words and phrases of 2009 The Sixth Annual Global Survey Austin, Texas October 2, 2009 – Swine Flu, Flush Toilet, Green Revolution, Minority, and Saint have been named the top politically (in)Correct  words and phrases of the past year according to …