2017 word will be "Mystery" 2018 word will be "Bankruptcy"
The Bank of England used the word 'uncertainty' 123 times this year
"Uncertainty" might as well be the Bank of England's unofficial word of the year after the central bank used it 123 times in official communications during 2016. Simply put, if you weren't uncertain this year, you were doing something wrong. Uncertainty was everywhere. Uncertainty about political events like the Brexit vote and the US election, uncertainty about what their shock outcomes will mean going forward, uncertainty about which beloved celebrity will be the next to die prematurely. Nowhere was this uncertainty more prominent than in the direction of the British economy after the country voted to sever ties ... (full story)