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PARABANK – the word of the year 2012 The jury composed of prof. Jerzy Bralczyk, prof. Andrzej Markowski and prof. Walery Pisarek chose for the second time the word of the year in the plebiscite organised by the Institute of Polish Language. In 2012 the awarded word is PARABANK (lit. a shadow banking system or a part of it, an institution similar to a bank). Other honoured words were (in alphabetical order): KRYZYS (crisis), LEMING (lemming), MINISTRA (ministress; a neologism for woman-minister), TROTYL (TNT) and ZAMACH (assassination attempt). The jury chose from among proposals submitted by students of the University of Warsaw and other participants of the internet plebiscite announced on University websites, as well as from among statistically most popular words appearing in four daily newspapers. These words were published every day in the Internet (http://slowanaczasie.uw.edu.pl, http://nkjp.uni.lodz.pl/WordsOfDay). This word is new in a sense, yet it triggered (or strengthened)WIĘCEJ

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PREZYDENCJA (eng. presidency) – the word of the year 2011 The plebiscite for the word of the year 2011 organised by the Institute of Polish Language, University of Warsaw, was settled. The title of the word of the year goes to prezydencja (presidency), the second place goes to kryzys (crisis), the third place ex aequo goes to katastrofa (catastrophe) and krzyż (cross). The jury composed of professors: Jerzy Bralczyk, Andrzej Markowski ans Walery Pisarek have chosen the most significant words of the past year, guided not only by their sensibility, but also by the proposals submitted through the Internet, as well as by the daily breakdowns of the words of the day – the keywords from press, published by the Institute of Polish Language. Here are the results and the comments of the jury. The word of the year: PREZYDENCJA (presidency) “A motivation for the choice of the word ofWIĘCEJ