Posted on November 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Collins Dictionary has chosen “climate strike” as its word of the year for 2019.

You can probably either guess what it means or recognize it as the movement inspired by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg.

If not, Collins defines it as “a form of protest in which people absent themselves from education or work in order to join demonstrations demanding action to counter climate change.”

Several of the other words on the word of the year shortlist may seem dark, but a writer on the dictionary’s blog insists that the choices show “reasons to be cheerful” in spite of the challenges of our times.

Check out the shortlist and David Shariatmadari’s take on what the words of the year show about our psyches.

Categories: Today in Books

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