发布时间: 2016-11-21      访问次数: 66

1. 'Brexit' named word of the year“脱欧”成为年度最热词语

    So it turns out Britain's voters aren't the only ones backing Brexit. The term -- a fixture in headlines around the world throughout 2016 -- has been named Word of the Year.


    Brexit -- a portmanteau, blending "Britain" with "exit" -- describes the UK's impending departure from the European Union, in the wake of a controversial referendum on the issue in June.


    The team of lexicographers behind the Collins Dictionary say it is the most visible English term of the past year.


    "We believe that the obvious increased use of 'Brexit' (up 3,400% in 2016), its significant impact in British politics and Britain's exit from the EU make it a word not only primed for history books but also as Collins' Word of the Year," the team said in a statement.


    Some of the new words created from Brexit include "brexiteers" -- those who voted for the UK to leave the EU -- and "bremorse" -- the feeling of regret experienced by those who chose to leave, and then changed their mind.




2. 'Trumpism' not far behind 特朗普主义”紧随其后

    "Trumpism"was one of the most popular.It has two meanings.


    (1) the policies advocated by the US politician Donald Trump, especially those involving a rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests.


    (2) a controversial or outrageous statement attributed to Donald Trump.


    "Depending on your point of view, [Trumpism] can be held up either as evidence of the man's ability to make America great again or else as proof of his unfitness to hold the highest political office," explained the Collins' team.




3. "Mic drop" of Obama奥巴马扔麦

    "Mic drop" -- "a theatrical gesture in which a person drops (or imitates the action of dropping) a hand-held microphone to the ground as the finale to a speech or performance" -- as  demonstrated by US President Barack Obama at a recent dinner also made the list.




4. Throw shade 公开蔑视

    Throw shade (verb): To make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner.

    Throw shade(动词):公开蔑视,多以微妙或非言语的方式来公开蔑视某人或某事。



5. Hygge友好温馨的生活方式

    Hygge (noun): A concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote well-being.




06 Snowflake generation 雪花一代

    Snowflake generation (noun): The young adults of the 2010s, who are viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations.

    Snowflake generation(名词):雪花一代,指的是2010年代的青壮年,他们与前几代人相比,适应性差,且更容易生气。



07 Uberization 优步化

    Uberization(noun): The adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology.




08 Dude food 纯爷们美食

    Dude food (noun): Junk food such as hot dogs or burgers, which are considered particularly appealing to men

    Dude food(名词):纯爷们美食,指的是热狗或汉堡一类特别受男士欢迎的垃圾食品



09 Jomo(首字母缩略名词)享受当下的乐趣

    Jomo(noun acronym, joy of missing out): Pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun




10 Sharenting 晒娃成癖

    Sharenting (noun): The habitual use of social media to share news and images of one’s children