This post was edited by ttt222 at 2011-11-25 20:30|
After a year defined by economic turmoil, austerity and cutbacks, the compilers of the Oxford English Dictionary have chosen the phrase "squeezed middle" as word of the year, the BBC reported.
It was a term coined by the Labor Leader Ed Miliband while in a conversation on the Today Program. Miliband gave an answer in which he mentioned something about the broad middle classes in the UK who find themselves financially hard pressed.
The American version also chooses a word, which is normally different to the UK choice; but this year it is the same.