‘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)

「可頌甜甜圈」,你不可能處處吃香的啦。Dictionary.com網站十二月十八日宣布,「隱私」一字獲選為該網站的二0一三年度字彙,擊敗包括今年蔚為全球風潮的可頌加上甜甜圈的混合字等其他決選字彙。

另外進入決選的字彙,包括「自動減支計畫」、「關門」、「分享」,以及「歐巴馬版健保」與「3D列印」等新創字。

該線上字典網站表示,「隱私」之所以能脫穎而出,主要肇因於近來遭嚴格檢視的國家安全局等機構主導的政府監聽計畫所引發的論戰。

Dictionary.com將「隱私」定義為「維持個人私生活與事務不受打擾與妨礙的狀態」。

(自由時報/翻譯:張沛元)