Forgive us for stating the very obvious, but the year is winding down. Spotify Wrapped has dropped, Pantone released its 2023 Colour of the Year (Viva Magenta!), and most importantly for this piece, Oxford University Press has anointed goblin mode as the Word of the Year for 2022.
Now forever enshrined in the OED, goblin mode is a behaviour described as,
“unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations.”
So, in the spirit of goblin mode, this week we present a lazy listicle, a very 2022 how-to and history lesson on the phenomenon of being the worst version of yourself.