Wanted: new words
Set of quartet cards
We received more than a thousand contributions. Het Taalmuseum presented the results at BplusC on Sunday 26 November 2017. What new words did the contributors come up with? Can we find similarities among them? And were there words that will soon be so integrated that we can no longer imagine daily life without them? Vivien Waszink, researcher and linguist at the Dutch Language Institute (Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal), took visitors on a trip to discover new words and highlighted some gems among the contributions.
The 48 best new words were collected in a set of quartets cards, designed by our regular designer Robin Stam. He drew an apt illustration for each new word. The game (only available in Dutch) can be ordered in the webshop of Het Taalmuseum.