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Permacrisis - Collins Dictionary 'Word Of The Year'

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New words include splooting & vibe shift

Permacrisis describes the feeling of living through a period of war, inflation, and political instability.

The Head of Learning at Collins Dictionary says the word sums up how truly awful 2022 has been for many.

Also making the list "quiet quitting", the act of doing one's basic duties at work and no more, either by way of protest or to improve work/life balance.

Other new words and phrases include Kyiv, Partygate, vibe shift, and splooting.

The latter defined as lying flat on the stomach with the legs stretched out.

 

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