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Scandinavia word makes Collins top 10. As winter nights draw in, a commonly-used term finds its way to the dictionary’s linguistic fireside this year. Collins defines ‘hygge’ as “a concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing”. (‘Hygge’ is also used in Norwegian, with Bokmål – one of the two languages in used in Norway, Nynorsk being the other – being based on Danish due to a 434-year union with Denmark (1380-1814)).

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Scandinavia word makes Collins top 10

Published on Friday, 4th November, 2016 at 21:21 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 4th November 2016 at 21:52.

As winter nights draw in, a commonly-used term finds its way to the dictionary’s linguistic fireside this year.

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Candles are a popular and warming way of creating atmosphere in homes.Tea lights
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Collins defines ‘hygge’ as “a concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing”.

(‘Hygge’ is also used in Norwegian, with Bokmål – one of the two languages in used in Norway, Nynorsk being the other – being based on Danish due to a 434-year union with Denmark (1380-1814)).

Inhabitants in Nordic Countries are no strangers to relaxing and entertaining at home, dwellings which see frequent improvements – despite their depressing grey exteriors.

Denmark comes top in this year’s World Happiness Report. Iceland is placed 3rd, Norway 4th, Finland 5th, and Sweden 10th.

Brighton-based Kayleigh Tanner, who is behind blogsite ‘Hello Hygge’ and has been writing about the concept since the beginning of 2015, thinks that ‘hygge’ has become especially popular in the UK due to Brexit.

“I believe that people are fed up with bad news,” she told Norwegian broadcaster NRK. “’Hygge’ takes one’s mind off the difficult year that we’ve had.”

Brexit’, is Collins Word of the Year due to a huge increase in its usage.

The Top 10 Collins Words of the Year 2016 are:

Brexit: The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

Hygge: A concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing

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

Trumpism: (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

throw shade: To make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner

sharenting: The habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children

snowflake generation: The young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations

dude food: Junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men

Uberization: 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

JOMO: Joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun




Published on Friday, 4th November, 2016 at 21:21 under the news category, by Sarah Bostock and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 4th November 2016 at 21:52.

This post has the following tags: language, norwegian, danish, relaxation, dictionaries, stress, atmosphere, scandinavia, nordic, words.





  
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