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.