The 2022 Oxford Word of the Year is “goblin mode”

Goblin Mode

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If you embraced a bit of lethargy during the pandemic, you’re not alone.

In fact, that behavior has become such a phenomenon, it inspired the oxford word of the year for 2022: “goblin mode.”

Oxford University Press says “goblin mode” is when you’re “Unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.”

It’s basically the opposite of trying to better yourself. No 5 A.M. workouts or green smoothies here!

This is the first year the Oxford Word of the Year was chosen by the public. Goblin mode beat out its two competitors “Metaverse” and the hashtag “I stand with.”