Goblin Mode


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    ‘Goblin Mode’ is Oxford’s Word of the Year for 2022. 

    About Goblin Mode

    • It is a “slang term”.
    • Meaning: “a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations”.
    • Usage:  often used in the expressions ‘in goblin mode’ or ‘to go goblin mode’ 
    • The first Oxford word of the year to be chosen by public vote.

    Oxford’s Word of the Year 2022

    • About:
      • It is a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months. 
      • Decided every year
      • Reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year and has lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.
    • Second place: Metaverse
    • Third place: #IStandWith

    Source: IE