In a close "fight" between "They" and "Meme", the word of the decade that is not yet over, and thus refers to the period between 2010 and 2019, in North America turned out to be the term "They". The announcement was made by the American Dialect Society this Saturday on Twitter and resulted from the vote of members who are part of the institution.
With 128 votes, the term "They", which includes any genre, was the big winner with 128 votes. The word "Meme" was the one that gave the most "fight", raising 110 votes. Thirdly, and in a year in which climate change was a very popular affair, was the word "climate". The Society shared on Twitter the vote counts.
THE list It also includes phrases such as "#BlackLivesMatter" and "#MeToo", the latter referring to a female movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault that started going viral in 2017. "Emoji" and "Selfie" also emerged votes, but were the least voted.
In Portugal, and still in 2019, Priberam and Agência Lusa came together for the third consecutive year to illustrate the 24 most searched words by more than 38 million users of its online dictionary. "Pinnacle", "grant" and "brat" were some of the terms.