“GroKo” selected as word of the year 2013 in Germany


BERLIN, Dec. 13 — “GroKo” is the word of the year 2013 in Germany, the German Language Society announced on Friday in Wiesbaden .
“GroKo” stands for the planned grand coalition of Merkel’s conservative bloc of Christian Democratic Union — The Australian National University Dictionary Centre (ANDC), based in Canberra, confirmed in a statement on Friday that they have selected “bitcoin” as the 2013 Word of the Year.
The 2013 Word of the Year and shortlist are selected by the research and editorial staff of the ANDC in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, who undertake research into Australian English and edit Australian dictionaries for Oxford University Press.  Full story[db:内容2]