Merriam Webster each year puts together a “word of the year” that captures one of the top searches of the online dictionary each year. The Word of the Year for 2016 is SURREAL, influenced by real life events (the Brussels and Nice terror attacks, the coup attempt in Turkey and the US election) but the word of the year was almost a Gilmore Girls sweep!
Thanks to the Life & Death Brigade sequence from Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, “In Omnia Paratus” was listed as one of the 9 most notable words / phrases searched on the dictionary in 2016, coming in at the #4 spot.
In omnia paratus, the Latin phrase that means “ready for all things,” spiked when the Netflix revival of “Gilmore girls” was released. The phrase was first used back in the original run of the series as well, and has become a rallying cry for fans.
It’s pronounced \in-AWM-nee-ah-pah-RAH-tooss.
Go Gilmore Girls!