The Most Popular Words of 2013 Prove We All Spend Way Too Much Time on the Internet

FAIL.

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Just in case a year of violent outbreaks and government inertia wasn’t enough to get you down on 2013, here comes the Global Language Monitor to knock you down another peg or two.

The GLM releases an annual list of the most popular English words. This year, the two top words were “404,” the official error code of the internet, and “fail” because we apparently all speak like 4chan users now.

Number three was “hashtag.”

I feel pretty comfortable giving us all the go ahead to just start drinking now until it’s 2014.

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