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

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Fri Jan 6 21:00:30 EST 2017


What is the rationale for naming "gaslight" as the most useful/likely to succeed?  The word has been around for decades.  Did it come to some special prominence in 2016?


John Baker


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Subject: "dumpster fire" is the 2016 American Dialect society word of the year

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:

http://www.americandialect.org/dumpster-fire-is-2016-american-dialect-society-word-of-the-year


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Grant Barrett

American Dialect Society

Vice President of Communications and Technology

http://www.americandialect.org

grantbarrett at gmail.com

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