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

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Sat Jan 7 05:31:35 EST 2017


> On Jan 6, 2017, at 6:00 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM> wrote:
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> 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?

over seven decades, in fact.  the movie that's the source of the expression came out in 1944.

arnold

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