Palabra del año 2021 de Oxford Languages, Vax: Un informe sobre el lenguaje de las vacunas.

Oxford Languages’ Word of the Year 2021, Vax: A report on the language of vaccines. Oxford university Press, 2021

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Vax is our 2021 Word of the Year. When our lexicographers began digging into our English language corpus data it quickly became apparent that vax was a particularly striking term. A relatively rare word in our corpus until this year, by September it was over 72 times more frequent than at the same time last year. It has generated numerous derivatives that we are now seeing in a wide range of informal contexts, from vax sites and vax cards to getting vaxxed and being fully vaxxed, no word better captures the atmosphere of the past year than vax.

Vax: short for vaccine: a substance put into a person’s body to prevent them getting a disease

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