According to the BBC website 'Hygge will continue to be an important concept in 2017.'
Until I did my Christmas shopping and saw the displays in Waterstone's and ... somewhere else, I had no idea hyyge was already an important concept. Or even what it is. I still don't know. The displays suggested it was something to do with woodwork and Scandinavia - Ikea-love maybe?
Daughter tells me it's to do with being cosy and homespun. I suppose I could look it up. Or ask Alexa. But I don't know how to pronounce it and she has trouble enough understanding my accent as it is.
Ah, Ffion tells me that, according to Sandi Toksvig, it's sitting round a fire with friends and alcohol. As I don't have friends or drink alcohol that sort of scuppers it for me. I shall have to find an alternative concept for 2017.
Incidentally did you know that 'moist' almost won a global poll for the world's most unpopular word? It was organised by the OED but had to be abandoned after a 'rash of Islamophobic entries,' but not before 'panties' proved to be most unpopular in Australia.