I chose a very strange, very recent article about a ‘Word of the Year’ competition hosted by Oxford Languages.
According to them, the term was coined in 2009, but didn’t become popular until 2022. The other contenders were the expressions “metaverse” and “#IStandWith.”
The article I found was posted by npr.org, so the first thing I did was research if they were credible.
A short search on Wikipedia revealed that NPR has been accused of bias before. However, the site also says that it’s quite a studious website and many members say that it is quite legible and trustworthy.
Upon further research, it is revealed that, yes, Oxford Languages did host this poll- and the term “goblin mode” did win by a landslide. Many sites say this. I think that this article is true.