Special Event

Help Choose the Word of the Year! Online Event

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.

Is it LOCKDOWN? Or ASCERTAINMENT? Or something else entirely? This year, the American Dialect Society is opening up their Word of the Year selection to popular nominations and a virtual vote. Join Ben Zimmer, chair of the ADS New Words Committee, as he explains why they decided to change the selection process this year, how you can nominate and advocate for a word, and what words and phrases are likely to be in the running.