The In-Word 2022

Voters have chosen the word “goblin mode” as the word of 2022. Thousands managed to drag themselves out of goblin mode to vote, as the phrase won by a landslide with 318,956 votes, making up 93% of the total.

So, what does goblin mode mean exactly? According to Oxford University Press, which publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, it is a slang term that is “a type of behaviour which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations”. (Source:

In the absence of an appropriate photo to fit this item, here’s a photo of some members working hard on the side-lines, taken during Summer 2022
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