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How goblin mode is taking over the world

No turning back: The term “goblin mode” originated over a decade ago, but went viral on social media earlier this year after being tweeted in a fake headline.

Should we adopt "vampire mode" instead? Yesterday, “goblin mode” was named the Oxford word of 2022. But some think we should actually follow the example set by vampires. What’s happening? Lying in bed all day, watching reality television and eating crisps. This is what people do when they are in “goblin mode”. Now, it has won a vote to be named the Oxford English Dictionary’s word of the year.  Find out more Goblin mode is about cancelling your plans and getting in touch with the “strange little creature that lives inside of you” says one writer.  But others say that goblins are not good role modelsPeople you can look up to, who set a good example. .  Goblins would never sit at home, points out one goblin expert, Sam GeorgeGeorge is a lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK. She is an expert on gothic and vampire literature. . They play jokes on people, sometimes dangerous ones.  George suggests being in “vampire mode” instead. In TV shows and books for teenagers today, vampires are sparkly creatures that go to school, take part in sports, make friends and try to be good.  Should we adopt vampire mode instead?  Some say  Yes! Vampire life today is not about coffins and drinking blood. It is not good to sit around all day.  Others think No! There is nothing wrong with goblin mode, so long as you do not do it all the time. It is good to relax sometimes. KeywordsRole models - People you can look up to, who set a good example.

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