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Top 10 buzzwords of 2021

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Top 10 buzzwords of 2021

This year, most of our conversations have revolved around vaccines or cryptocurrency. But which words do you think we used the most? Here are the top 10 buzzwords of 2021 according to us.

  1. Vaccine – (also called Vax) – Single-dose, double dose, booster dose. The vaccine is Merriam Webster’s word of the year for 2021. Vax became the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year. It means protection from disease by injecting a mild form of the virus that causes the disease in the first place.
  2. Viral– This word gets thrown around every second day on news or on the Internet. Basically, it means that people are quickly sharing a social media post, video or advertisement over the internet.
  3. New Normal – It refers to the state of the world, and how we expect it to be, after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Meta – When one of the largest social media companies in the world “Facebook” decided to change its name to “Meta”, the word created a lot of buzz.
  5. Super spreader – With the ongoing COVID-19 variations, the term super spreader gained a lot of ground over the past year. Anyone or any event which is bound to transmit the COVID-19 virus in a big way is termed as a super spreader.
  6. Breaking news – From Aryan Khan’s arrest to political standoffs at the capital to Bollywood celebrities getting infected by COVID-19, everything and anything seems to be breaking news for our news channels.
  7. NFT– When the biggest movie star from Bollywood cinema owns a Non Fungible Asset (NFT), it is bound to create a buzz. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Madhushala’ NFT collection (Amitabh’s father’s poem collection sung by Amitabh) received the highest-ever bidding in India at 5 crores. It also became the Collins Word of the year
  8. Perseverance – Cambridge dictionary’s word of the year for 2021. It means to keep trying even if the results are not in your favour, never give up.
  9. Crypto – From Dogecoin to Shiba Inu to Bitcoin to Litecoin – we came across different kinds of cryptocurrencies. It is a digital currency and the whole world is currently working towards laws for cryptocurrency.
  10. The Hybrid Work Model – The offices, schools reopened after COVID-19 lockdowns. Some people kept Working From Home and some started working from the office or studying at schools. Now keeping the fluid situation of the virus, many organisations are following the Hybrid Work model – where people could be working from home or from the office. The schools are definitely following the Hybrid model.

What were your favourite buzzwords this year?

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