Embracing Seattle’s ‘Goblin Mode’

Grubby chaos to the max. 😈

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Trolls and goblins are definitely related species.

Let out those devious cackles. Oxford Language‘s recently announced Word of the Year is goblin mode.

Okay, it’s more like a phrase, but it’s defined as “a type of behavior which is unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.”

That sounds a little negative, but it’s often used in an endearing or humorous way. And it definitely sounds like Seattle. Here’s what we mean.

But greedy? You got us there. We were ranked as the second most generous city in the US last year.

What do you think? Does Seattle embody goblin mode?

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