Kate Middleton, global warming and the Olympics will be among the top usage of words in English language in 2012, according to current word trends in global English being tracked by the Global Language Monitor (GLM).
“The year 2012 looks to be a vibrant year for the English language with word creation again driven by events both scheduled and unanticipated. Typically there is an ‘end-of-the-world’ scenario every few years that impacts the English language; this year will see no fewer than three including the Maya Apocalypse and the Solar Max,” Paul JJ Payack, President and Chief Word Analyst of GLM, said in a statement on Thursday.
Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will compete with the London Olympics, China, the so-called Maya Apocalypse and the US presidential election, though we always allow for the unexpected such as Hurricane Katrina or the Japanese ‘triple disaster’ of 2011,” he added.
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