Oxford University Press announced today that the Word of the Year in the UK is omnishambles.
Originally used in the British political comedy television series The Thick of It, omnishambles
has gained momentum throughout 2012 as a word used to describe a
comprehensively mismanaged situation, characterized by a shambolic
string of blunders.
Check out the OUP blog to learn more about omnishambles and the runner-ups.
Oxford Dictionaries USA also announced today that the Word of the Year in the United States is GIF.
GIF verb to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event): he GIFed the highlights of the debate
Check out the Oxford Dictionaries USA blog for more information about the origin, pronunciation, and spelling of GIF.