It's Official, Here Are The Top Five Distinctively Aussie Words Used In 2020
Apparently, COVID-19 has not only changed our way of living but our way of speaking too!
According to a recent media release from The Australian National Dictionary Centre, these are the top words spoken in 2020 (in order):
2. Black Summer: The summer of 2019-20, when catastrophic bushfires swept through south-eastern Australia.
3. Bubble: A district, region or group of people viewed as a closed system, isolating from other districts, regions or groups as a public health measure to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Also found in compounds such as "travel bubble", "germ bubble" and "sporting bubble".)
4. COVID normal: A state of adapting to an acceptable level of COVID-19 in the community.
5. Driveway: Used in compounds referring to individual Anzac Day vigils in 2020, such as "driveway Anzac service", "driveway dawn service".
Wondering what the top word of 2020 is? We'll give you a clue if you iso-late ploise.
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