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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 7 21:04:41 EST 2017

On Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 9:00 PM, Baker, John <JBAKER at stradley.com> wrote:

> 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, you've been gaslighted. Or should that be "gaslit"?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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

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