Writing & Editing And the Word of the Year is … For the first time, the Oxford English Dictionaries in the U.S. and U.K. chose the same word—phrase, really—for its annual honor. Hint: It has to do with belt-tightening. By Kevin J. AllenNov. 29, 2011 SHARE Ragan Insider Premium Content To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.