This year's word is klimatosse

the Danish Language council and the P1-program "Wise language" has been voted "klimatosse" as the word of 2019. the Word "klimatosse" is Friday been cho

This year's word is klimatosse

the Danish Language council and the P1-program "Wise language" has been voted "klimatosse" as the word of 2019.

the Word "klimatosse" is Friday been chosen as the word of the Danish Language council and the P1-program "Wise language".

the Word was chosen with reference to the fact that it has been a very defining word for 2019, as several of the dommerkomitéens members called a klimaår.

It was Pia Kjærsgaard, who on election night used the word "klimatosse" in his speech, after a huge defeat in the elections for the Danish people's Party.

And since, many have taken it and used it actively in the climate debate. Therefore, Thomas Hestbæk Andersen, who is director of the Danish Language council, to klimatosse encapsulates 2019 well.

- It is absolutely the right word. It hits so many things that have happened in Denmark in the year. It denotes among other things a political change.

- But the funny thing about it is that it is both used by those who fight for the climate, and of them, who believe that the fight for the climate, have taken the upper hand, he says.

in the running to become this year's word was pandalåner, gender-neutral, minimumsnormeringer, forståelsespapir and flyskam.

the Final was between the gender-neutral and klimatosse, but it was klimatosse, who ran with the victory.

According to Thomas Hestbæk Andersen, there was a clear relationship between many of the submitted words.

- Very focused on gender identity and krænkelseskultur. It shows a significant flow in the culture, and that it is something that is up for debate.

- But it has been a while - and I think also, that it will be in the coming years, and therefore, it is not quite so apt to 2019, as klimatosse is, he says.

It has been possible for all danes to set their bid at this year's word 2019.

Over 200 different words have been set, and they were before the program cut down to the 15 words of the jury.

The award ceremony took place in a liveudsendelse from the Water Gymnasium with more than 500 listeners.

this Year's word has been voted since 2008. Last year it was "money laundering", that was selected.

the Committee consisted of Henrik Lorentzen from The Danish Language and Literature, English Sprognævns director, Thomas Hestbæk Andersen, author Dy Plambeck, debater, Geeti Amiri and the programme host Adrian Hughes.

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Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 21:01

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