The Year in Language by Moritz Stefaner, Yuri Vishnevsky, Simon Rogers, Alberto Cairo et al.

From selfie to wavy, everyday people turn to Google Search to learn definitions, ask questions, and find information. When we add up each of these moments and searches, we see interesting changes over time, like what year search interest in kale peaked or when during the year people search for cold brew coffee.

Recently we asked ourselves what it would look like if we explored trends around how language is changing and when new words enter into the conversation. This idea led to Year in Language, a new visualization that looks at language through the lens of Google Search.

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