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Dozens of new words and phrases appeared in articles for the Financial Times during 2014. This cloud shows some of the most used words and phrases during the past 12 months, as voted for by the FT’s worldwide network of correspondents. The bigger the word, the more mentions it has had on FT.com.
Below read all the articles in our series that have selected some of the top words of the year.
● Vlogger: The latest route to stardom for teenagers
● Peak: The humble word has become a fully-fledged ‘thing’
● Inequality: An old problem given new exposure by an improbable academic blockbuster
● Ice bucket challenge: What appeared a publicity stunt was a lesson for the social web
● Northern powerhouse: UK now has its best chance in years at having a Chicago to add to its New York
● Caliphate: A surreal rigmarole that exacerbated the power struggle in the Middle East
● Double Irish: The loophole proves that governments will always try to lure footloose businesses
● Populism: Those who claim to speak for the common people had a good 2014
● Novorossiya: Vladimir Putin’s use of the word led many to fear Russian expansionism
Graphic by David Blood