Word of the year 2022 as per Cambridge dictionary
Cambridge Dictionary: The word “represented not only the enjoyment that so many of our users have found in being playful with language but also the challenges of learning English".
The Cambridge dictionary revealed its word of the year for 2022 saying that the choice is influenced by the famous game Wordle. The Cambridge dictionary chose "homer" as the word of the year.
The word ''homer'' was searched for nearly 75,000 times during the first week of May 2022 owing to it being an answer in Wordle.
For the game, the word did not refer to the Greek poet and author Homer but was a reference to an informal American English word for a 'home run' in baseball.
''When homer was the answer for May 5, speakers of American English immediately recognized it as an informal word for a home run in baseball.
Huge numbers of players expressed their frustration and annoyance on social media,but many also turned to the Cambridge Dic. to find out more,''the dictionary said in its blog explaining the word.
The word“represented not only the enjoyment that so many of our users have found in being playful with language but also the challenges of learning English in an increasingly connected world,”it said.