Call us old fashioned, but none of these newly minted words is in our vocabulary. And, we doubt seriously whether any or many of them are in common usage among those tech savvy, selfie-taking, instagram-sending members of the millennial generation.
What words bubbled to the surface of our consciousness or exploded out of nowhere? Which lexemes took on special significance as they became associated with a meaningful moment or a surprising announcement? Here's my month-by-month list of LGBTQ words of 2012.
The Oxford English Dictionary has named omnishambles, meaning a "situation which is shambolic from every possible angle," the winner this year. And so, I'd like to offer up my nominations for the 2012 Word/Phrase of the Year, holiday version.