Every year the famous Oxford dictionary chooses a word that (from their point of view) perfectly sums up everything that has happened during those twelve months or represents the spirit of the moment like no other. And this year the chosen one is youthquake, a term that may not have slipped down your lips even once but that we are going to explain right now what does it mean and why really it is the one that best represents 2017.
Youthquake refers to "a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people ". But not only has it been chosen because of its meaning, in addition, according to the Oxford dictionary managers a rising trend of its use The term reached more and more prominence during the month of June, after the elections in the United Kingdom in which there was an increase in the participation of young people, and was reinforced in the general elections of New Zealand.
"We chose 'youthquake' for its evidence and linguistic interest. But for me it is more important than, at a time when our language reflects our growing discomfort. It is a rare political word that has a note of hope", said Casper Grathwohl, president of Oxford Dictionaries.
But what we like most about this term is that it was first coined by the great Diana Vreeland, editor of Vogue magazine, fashion icon and one of our great myths, to describe how young people and their way of thinking they were changing the world of culture, fashion, music, etc.
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