‘Privacy’ named Dictionary.com’s 2013 word of the year 「隱私」獲選為Dictionary.com的二0一三年度字彙

Tue, Dec 31, 2013 - Page 10

You just can’t win them all, “cronut.” On Dec. 18, Dictionary.com announced that it had chosen “privacy” as its word of the year, beating out other finalists including the croissant-doughnut hybrid that became a global phenomenon this year.

Other finalists included “sequester,” “shutdown,” “share” and newly coined words such as “Obamacare” and “3D printing.”

The dictionary Web site says it chose “privacy” over the other finalists in large part because of the debate over government surveillance programs led by groups such as the National Security Agency (NSA) that recently came under heightened scrutiny.

Dictionary.com defines “privacy” as “the state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life and affairs.”

(Liberty Times)