Spotlight: How brand new words are spreading across America

Words spread like weeds, amirite?


Nikhil Sonnad's on fleek visualization of emerging words tracks their Twitter usage across the US. 


Any words that could be found in the dictionary were thrown out. 


Many emerging words sprung from the South.


What do you think sparked the 'on fleek' trend?


The accompanying article in Quartz provides more fascinating insights into the spread of brand new words. 


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