What are the key words you’ll need to get by in 2012?

    All this month, in our new series called “Just You Wait,” we’ll tell you about some people, phrases and things we think will hit big in 2012. What do you think will make a buzz that no one is talking about yet?

    Think back to this date last year. Back then, had you ever heard of “the 99 percent”? How did you use the word “occupy”? Was “fracking” anything but a swear word on “Battlestar Galactica”?

    What about tiger blood, Kate Middleton, Hunter Pence and many other names, phrases and things that became household terms around here in 2011?

    As a new year dawns, we want to help you get a jump on the key words of 2012.

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    What words do you thinkwill hit in the next year?

    We’re starting a series called “Just You Wait.” Throughout January, we will present brief stories on the people, phrases and things we’re betting you’ll hear a lot more about in the next 12 months.

    Tell us about something in your area of expertise that will make a big buzz this year. Give us some ideas, and they might make it on the air and on this site.

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