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 Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Mon 5 Dec 20:49

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-63857329

is this a sign of me getting old as i`ve never heard this expression once... or is it not really used up here.

given i`m on zoom/team calls all day everyday, and have 3 young adult kids, i would have thought it would have come up???

Goblin Mode:

The winning word, "goblin mode", is a slang term describing "unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy" behaviour.
It was one of three potential choices selected by Oxford lexicographers.
Thousands managed to drag themselves out of goblin mode to vote, as the phrase won by a landslide with 318,956 votes, making up 93% of the total.
So, what does goblin mode mean exactly?
According to Oxford University Press, which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, it is a slang term often used in the expressions such as "I am in goblin mode" or "to go goblin mode".
It went on to explain it as "a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations".

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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: Tad Allagash  
Date:   Mon 5 Dec 21:37

Isn’t that two words? I’ve never heard it either.

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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Mon 5 Dec 22:28

New to me as well - we had a Goblin Teasmade way back in the Middle Ages though !!!

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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 08:31

LOL ^^^^^^ Can mind of them vee

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 09:40

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veteraneastender, Mon 5 Dec 22:28

New to me as well - we had a Goblin Teasmade way back in the Middle Ages though !!!


Was there not a dirty joke about the said apparatus?
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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 09:53

teasmade460.jpg

Cant get the pic thingy to work ?

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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 11:43

This smacks of a Boaty McBoatface type wheeze. Like others, I have never heard of the term. To me, it has a Millennials/Gen Z scam written all over it...

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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 13:52



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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: parak obama  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 14:19

I was certain I had read, last week, that the word of the year was gaslighting

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 Re: Oxford word of the year 2022 - Goblin Mode - never heard of it
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 6 Dec 18:19

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parak obama, Tue 6 Dec 14:19

I was certain I had read, last week, that the word of the year was gaslighting


Touche
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