Quiz: Do You Remember The Words That Defined 2020?

Test your knowledge of the past 12 months, which probably felt more like 12 years.
December 22, 2020
Quiz: Do You Remember The Words That Defined 2020?

Language, for the most part, seems to change pretty slowly. Teens might start using new words like “hip” and “radical,” but kids are always making up new stuff. This year, though, it feels like language went through some huge changes. It can be hard to keep track of it all (especially because this year felt like 20 smushed together), so now’s the perfect time to step back and look at the 2020 year in review.

We could just tell you about all the linguistic trends and language stories that made up the year, but what fun is that? We put together a quiz that looks back on this historic year and highlights some of the words and phrases that defined it. We also include some linguistic facts that might be of some interest.

2020 Year In Review Language Quiz

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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