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Best Word to Describe 2012 in Columbus: Growth

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The Columbus of Columbus turned 200 years old in 2012, and we thought it might be fun to find out how our readers would describe the year by using just one word. This provided a lot of funny one-off answers including “crack-tactular”, “Columbawesomeness” and “The Gem of Ohio” (which technically isn’t one word).

But many of the words garnered multiple votes and shot to the top of our list. It’s refreshing to note that all ten of the top words in the list are positive in nature, with “Growth” at the top of our list meaning that the best is still yet to come. We’ve witnessed a lot of growth in this city this year, through new entrepreneurial efforts, new arts initiatives, a resurgence in urban living, and the implementation of new bike transit infrastructure.

Columbus is on the rise, and 2012 was a solid year for growth.

The Top 10 Words to Describe Columbus in 2012:

  1. Growth
  2. Progress
  3. Evolving
  4. Swagger
  5. Awesome
  6. Home
  7. Alive
  8. Exciting
  9. Fun
  10. Epic
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