Toxic politics is the top phrase for 2013

Toxic Politics is the Top Phrase for 2013, according to a recent survey by Global Language Monitor.

’404′, the near-universal numeric code for failure on the global Internet, is the Top Word of 2013 followed by fail!, hashtag and @pontifex, the hashtag of Pope Francis.

Other top words for the year include Surveillance, Drones, Deficit and, of course, Twerking. ‘\

And Pope Francis is the most talked-about person of 2013, . So who did he beat out for the top spot?

Others in the top list include Ed Snowden, the former NSA contractor and CIA employee, who leaked classified United States, British and Israeli surveillance programs. Kate Middleton, Malala Yousafzai and President Obama.

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3 thoughts on “Toxic politics is the top phrase for 2013

  1. People flocking to culturally conservative institutions like the Catholic Church in wake of the near universal betrayal by conservatives-in-name-only-politicians is to be expected.
    Here is a story about American Refugees moving to the “culturally congenial” refuge cities. Yes, you read that correctly. Social breakdown is creating an internal refugee problem in the USA.
    Delete this from your brain though and wave the flag of multi cultic intolerance of “Jesus is the Way, The Truth and the Life” believers:-

    delete, delete, delete


  2. See what I mean about dodgy surveys?? (“POPE Francis is the most talked-about person of 2013, according to a recent survey by Global Language Monitor.”)

    ‘Global Language Monitor’ obviously didn’t ask around here, or they’d have found that I was the most-talked-about-person!
    (The topic currently is how I can have TWO ‘permitted’ dogs that ~ depending on who’s making the anonymous phone-complaints ~ in fact look like FIVE different ones. (Four of desperately need good forever homes!)

    ….and I’d venture the opinion that the second-most-talked-about are the anonymous phone-complainers who have been making endless complaints to the coppers about the very LOUD and bruisingly-lumpy domestic conflicts disturbing the neighbourhood, but who won’t identify themselves or the address of the shitfights. This results in coppers banging on doors for miles around asking even more questions! (though I don’t think they’re working for Global Language Monitor. But they ARE giving me a headache by setting off the dogs I don’t have.

    Perhaps Frank could be persuaded to drop by and sort it out? THAT would certainly confirm his alleged title of Most-Talked-About.
    Could one of you pray-ers ask god to have a quiet word to him?


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