Words of 2009

Here is a very unscientific list of words we’ve spotted coming into favour within the popular media during the past 12 months:

Adjectives and adverbs

  • Hefty
  • Uber
  • Trending


  • A disconnect
  • An ecosystem
  • The Millennials (or the millennial generation)
  • The Outliers
  • Augmented Reality


  • Hat tip (seen as “H/T”  or “HT” in messages on Twitter and meaning thank you)

Have you spotted these words, too?

Although words do go in and out of fashion, this seems to happen less in technical documentation. Will this change where we see more  user generated content appearing in technical documentation?

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