Journal Released List of Top Ten Catchphrases of 2012
An academic journal on Chinese language recently released a list on the top 10 catchphrases of 2012 last December 30. The top ten catchphrases which includes ‘what do you think,’ “tall, rich and handsome,’ “a bite of … ,” “China-style,” “getting shot even if lying on the ground,” “the most beautiful,” “down to earth,” “excellent,” and “positive energy” as the top catchphrase.
These popular catchphrases are a mirror of social attitudes and social development in a period where they became popular and became more popular and widespread because of new media. All of these catchphrases expressed the range of emotions that the people felt in 2012 which indicated the future of the country.
Positive energy became the top catchphrase since it shows a person as a new self with more confidence and more energy. It also represents a healthy and affirmative force and emotion that refers to a certain individual and things that represents health, positivity, inspiration and hope. In face several words on the list are also related to positive energy such as excellent and the most beautiful.
Excellent was used to show admiration and support while the most beautiful was used to describe exemplary figures in the society and was mostly read in newspapers.