Eight New English Words for 2019

Did you know that every year, new words are added to English dictionaries? The Oxford English dictionary and Miriam-Webster dictionary both add hundreds of words each year. Here are eight of the new Miriam-Webster words in 2019. I've only included words that I know and have heard in regular conversation (not the obscure ones!). How many of them do you know? What trends do you see among them?

Vacay - abbreviated form of vacation

Peak - at the height of popularity, use, or attention

On-brand - something that conveys a brand's image or identity

Pickleball - a game played with paddles and a plastic ball on a court

Snowflake - someone who is thought of as special or who is overly sensitive

Gig economy - freelance workers performing jobs, rather than employees (like Verbling!)

Gender nonconforming - showing traits that are not usually associated with one's gender

Screen time - the amount of time someone spends in front of a screen (such as a computer or phone; this is in addition to the previous usage of screen time, meaning the time an actor or actress was on-screen in a show or movie)


January 15, 2020
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Hello! My name is Bethany and I am an English teacher from Ohio. I specialize in teaching conversational English to intermediate students. I have taught English since 2010. VERBLING CLASSES: My classes are customized to your individual needs and goals. If you need to need to learn English to use in a specific situation, I will help you learn the necessary vocabulary and grammar. You will speak a lot during class. My classes are focused primarily on speaking skills. Verbling classes work best when you use a computer. I often send links during class, so please use a computer. I also strongly recommend using a camera. This helps me see how you pronounce things, and then I can make better pronunciation corrections. MATERIALS: I primarily use Google Docs, but I also upload PDFs and other materials to Verbling. Depending on your needs, we might watch short videos, read articles and other texts, and do various other activities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: I have a Bachelor's degree in Education and have taken Master's-level classes certifying me in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I have also taken Master's-level classes in teaching reading. I started teaching in 2010. I have taught in public schools, evening English classes, and online. I have also taught workshops for new English teachers since 2018.
Flag
English
globe
United States
time
742
Speaks:
English
Native
,
Spanish
B2
,
Japanese
A1
Hello! My name is Bethany and I am an English teacher from Ohio. I specialize in teaching conversational English to intermediate students. I have taught English since 2010. VERBLING CLASSES: My classes are customized to your individual needs and goals. If you need to need to learn English to use in a specific situation, I will help you learn the necessary vocabulary and grammar. You will speak a lot during class. My classes are focused primarily on speaking skills. Verbling classes work best when you use a computer. I often send links during class, so please use a computer. I also strongly recommend using a camera. This helps me see how you pronounce things, and then I can make better pronunciation corrections. MATERIALS: I primarily use Google Docs, but I also upload PDFs and other materials to Verbling. Depending on your needs, we might watch short videos, read articles and other texts, and do various other activities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: I have a Bachelor's degree in Education and have taken Master's-level classes certifying me in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I have also taken Master's-level classes in teaching reading. I started teaching in 2010. I have taught in public schools, evening English classes, and online. I have also taught workshops for new English teachers since 2018.
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