For the first word of Christmas
my true love gave to me …

Posted by on December 25, 2010

Whether it’s a heart-warming prospect or a source of concern, yet another Christmas is upon us. In true Yuletide spirit, I thought it would be fun to put together a festive take on word formation in 2010. So over the Christmas period, taking inspiration from that well-known Christmas song, I’ll be giving you my twelve words of Christmas.

For the first word of Christmas my true love gave to me …
An earsplitting vuvuzela

Anyone watching ‘the beautiful game’ in 2010 had to put up with an accompanying ‘beautiful noise’. Love it or hate it, the South African vuvuzela became the emblem of this year’s World Cup, causing the unlikely addition of a Zulu word to the vocabulary of English speakers across the globe.

If you can’t wait for tomorrow’s word, take a look at the full BuzzWord article.

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