A personal take on their word of the year

Words may fail many of us in trying to capture the misery of the past few months, but the folks at Collins Dictionary - lexicographers is the word for them - have hit on 'lockdown' as their word of the year. Hardly surprising, given that its usage has rocketed as shutters came down across the world amid the pandemic. Armed with the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, The Straits Times photojournalists give a personal take on their word of the year.