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varian Sat 04-Jul-20 18:47:39

Why is this word "uptick" suddenly used all the time instead of "increase"?

tanith Sat 04-Jul-20 18:48:57

Never seen or even heard it used.

Oopsminty Sat 04-Jul-20 18:52:22

I have noticed this as well

Apparently As nouns the difference between increase and uptick is that increase is an amount by which a quantity is increased while uptick is a small change upwards or increase in something that has been steady or declining.

BBbevan Sat 04-Jul-20 19:28:32

Gobbledegook !

Cabbie21 Sat 04-Jul-20 19:32:20

I hate this word. Even heard it used by a journalist in another country, whose native language is not English.

ElaineI Sat 04-Jul-20 19:35:55

Never heard this word!

FarNorth Sat 04-Jul-20 19:38:48


kittylester Sat 04-Jul-20 19:51:30

It is an on trend word. There are a few at the mo!

Chewbacca Sat 04-Jul-20 19:57:14

Yup! I've seen it used more and more frequently. What's wrong with "increase"?

Chewbacca Sat 04-Jul-20 19:58:14

And will we soon be subjected to "downtick" instead of "decrease"?

JackyB Thu 20-Aug-20 18:04:39

To me, it seems that it describes rather well what a graph would look like if it did what Oopsminty says.

I've never heard it though.

Kate54 Thu 20-Aug-20 18:30:51

Much loved in the Downing Street Covid-19 press conferences. Probably American.

Riverwalk Thu 20-Aug-20 18:39:22

Uptick is up there with Pushback.