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Dictionary.com宣布年度词

Emily Price 2017年11月29日

你认为2017年是全世界充满挑战的一年?你并不孤单。

你认为2017年是全世界充满挑战的一年?你并不孤单。Dictionary.com在今天公布了其“年度词汇”。结果是:共谋(Complicit)。

该网站用特朗普式的玩笑公布了今年的年度词汇,其首先称今年的年度词汇是“covfefe”,虽然今年的年度词汇确实与特朗普有关。

我们很激动地公布今年的年度词汇是covfefe!

开玩笑啦!是“共谋”。

— Dictionary.com(@Dictionarycom),2017年11月27日

该网站将“共谋”定义为形容词,意思是“选择参与非法或可疑活动,尤其是与他人共同参与;有同谋关系。”

今年4月5日,伊万卡·特朗普在接受《CBS今晨秀》采访时被问到她与丈夫是否是特朗普的共谋,她回答说“我不知道共谋是什么意思”,使这个词的热度大幅上升。

另外,10月24日,参议员杰夫·弗莱克宣布辞职,并表示“我不会成为共谋”,也使这个词在该网站上的搜索量大幅增加。

Dictionary.com在公布年度词汇时表示:“我们所选择的年度词汇既指那些看得见的行为,也指看些看不见的行为。这个词汇提醒我们,即使不作为也是一种行动。沉默地接受了错误的行为,是我们落到这般境地的原因。我们不能让这种情况继续变成一种常态。如果我们这样做,我们都是共谋。” (财富中文网)

译者:刘进龙/汪皓

Do you think 2017 has been a pretty challenging year for the world? You’re not alone. Dictionary.com named its “word of the year” today. It’s choice? Complicit.

The site announced its word of the year with a Trump joke, first suggesting it had selected covfefe for this year’s honor, although this year’s word choice is certainly Trump focused.

We're so excited to announce that the Word of the Year is covfefe!

JUST KIDDING! But it is complicit.

— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) November 27, 2017

The site defines complicit as an adjective that means “choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, especially with others; having complicity.”

Interest in the word spiked on April 5 of this year when Ivanka Trump told CBS This Morning “I don’t know what it means to be complicit” when asked if she and her husband were complicit in the actions of her father.

The word also saw a search bump last month on October 24th when Senator Jeff Flake announced his retirement and said “I will not be complicit.”

“Our choice for Word of the Year is as much about what is visible as it is about what is not,” reads Dictionary.com‘s announcement post for the word. “It’s a word that reminds us that even inaction is a type of action. The silent acceptance of wrongdoing is how we’ve gotten to this point. We must not let this continue to be the norm. If we do, then we are all complicit.”

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