[Ads-l] "dumpster fire" is the 2016 American Dialect society word of the year

Grant Barrett grantbarrett at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 6 20:46:46 EST 2017

In its 27th annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society
voted for dumpster fire as the Word of the Year for 2016. Defined as “an
exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation,” the term dumpster fire was
selected as best representing the public discourse and preoccupations of
the past year.

Read the full press release, including all winners, candidates, and vote
tallies for all candidates:



Grant Barrett

American Dialect Society

Vice President of Communications and Technology


grantbarrett at gmail.com

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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