Posted on November 23, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

There’s a new twist on the word-of-the-year announcements in 2022.

This time, the Oxford English Dictionary's top word will be selected by the people.

Well, technically, we're just asked to vote on the final three, chosen by Oxford University Press lexicographers.

The candidates: "goblin mode," "#IStandWith," and "metaverse." 

Wondering how a hashtag made it into the running? The Guardian has an Oxford senior editor's defense of the choice. 

Voting is open now on the Oxford Languages website and closes in the first minute of December 2 (presumably Greenwich Mean Time), with a winner being revealed December 5.

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