Oxford Languages, data specialists and overseers of the Oxford English Dictionarysaid he had suffered two episodes of sudden fatigue i, have declared ‘vax’ its word of the year for 2021.
In announcing the publication of its latest language report, titled VAXThe very first vaccine that you are offered,, A report into the language of vaccines, Oxford Languages said “the word vax, more than any other, has injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language in 2021”.
“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 year2021 … another year marked by COVID-19 pandemic,” the organisation saidare permitted if residents are fully vaccinated..
“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.”
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