CC BY 2.0 School Strike / Stephen Smith / Flickr Collins dictionary lexicographers observed a 100-fold increase in its usage in 2019. Well well well. "Climate strike" has gone big time. Of course, that was made obvious by the millions of people who took to the streets this year, skipping school and work to do so. But as some icing on the climate strike cake, Collins dictionary has crowned the term as Word of the Year 2019. climate strike (ˈklaɪmɪt ˌstraɪk) noun: a form of protest in which people absent themselves from education or work in order to join demonstrations demanding action to counter climate change BREAKING NEWS The Collins Word of the Year is… climate strike. See the full shortlist and find out more about the #WordoftheYear here: #CollinsWOTY #CollinsDictionary #ClimateStrike — Collins Dictionary (@CollinsDict) November 7, 2019 According to editors at the dictionary, "climate strike" was registered in November 2015 when the first event to be named such took place during the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. But it has been over the course of the last year that the term – thanks to the efforts of student activist Greta Thunberg – has reigned […]


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