It’s been a mere two days since “hashtag” was declared 2012’s Word of the Year, and we already have a frontrunner in this year’s competition:
“Lady Edith, have you done something jolly with your hair?”
In a Downton Abbey premiere episode chock full of plot twists and memorable one-liners, Sir Anthony’s clever compliment of the youngest Crawley sister’s coiff was, quite simply, the bee’s knees.
I hereby declare ‘jolly’ to be the Word of the Year for 2013…and heretofore plan to incorporate it into my day-to-day conversation whenever appropriate (and even when it’s not).
Isn’t that a jolly idea?