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"Birra", voted neologism of the year 2022, and "salut mental" comes in second place
Almost 14,000 people participated in the ninth edition of Neologism of the Year contest organized jointly by the Observatori de Neologia of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Institut d'Estudis Catalans to choose the neologism of the year. In this edition, it was introduced for the first time among the candidates for neologism of the year a word which was quite popular and widely used, but not yet included in the dictionary, as well as new neologisms of growing social use. It is precisely this longer-used word (birra) that has won the contest. The results have shown that young people are more concerned about mental health, since the younger age group (under 20 years old) has been the age group with the highest percentage of votes for salud mental.