Daily Vitamin: WORD OF THE YEAR, 2017 (YOUTHQUAKE)
21 / 12 / 2018

Welcome back, everyone! Today is our last Daily Vitamin of the year. Are you sad? We are... but we will be back in January, of course!

We complete this year's lessons with the final Word-of-the-Year post; the 2017 WOTY was: YOUTHQUAKE.

Definition of YOUTHQUAKE: A significant cultural, political, or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people.

Example 1: The Prime Minister won because of the youthquake of voters. 

Example 2: Fast food industries are changing their menus because of the youthquake against unhealthy foods.

Why did Oxford Dictionary choose this word? According to the Word-of-the-Year 2017 page, there was a fivefold (5 times) increase in the use of YOUTHQUAKE in 2017, possibly because of the British media's use of the word during the 2017 UK general elections. You can read more at the following link:


That's all for this week, and that's all for 2018, our 15th full year of Daily Vitamin lessons! Thanks to each and every one of you for reading the lessons, for participating in Daily Vitamin challenges and discussions this year and for supporting the Daily Vitamin. We learned some interesting new vocabulary words, expressions, and language. We hope that you enjoy your holidays and we wish you health and happiness in 2019. We will see you in January with more lessons.