[Ads-l] "tender-age shelter" is the 2018 American Dialect Society word of the year.

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 5 02:09:12 UTC 2019

In its 29th annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society
voted for tender-age shelter (also tender-age facility or tender-age camp)
as the Word of the Year for 2018. The term, which has been used in a
euphemistic fashion for the government-run detention centers that have
housed the children of asylum seekers at the U.S./Mexico border, was
selected as best representing the public discourse and preoccupations of
the past year.

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