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2016's word of the year beat out post-truth, deplorables, cuck, woke, and slay for the title

❝ Every year, members of the American Dialect Society gather together to pick the best word that snuck into our lexicons the year before…And in 2016, they have not so much chosen a word as they have substantiated the state of America that predominates a hefty portion of the nation’s mindset.

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American Dialect Society 2016 Words of the Year



deplorables (basket of): epithet used by Clinton in speech about Trump supporters

nasty woman: epithet used by Trump addressing Clinton in final presidential debate… 424 more words


Words of 2016

In its annual vote, the American Dialect Society has chosen its Words of the Year:

  • Political word of the year was “post-truth”, an era when opinion matters more than facts and reality.
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Hola from SFO — thank Everything for free airport WiFi — where I have about two hours before my flight departs. In a truly random move, my parents decided just a few weeks ago that they needed a long vacation and told me that I was to accompany them. 1,209 more words


Mike and Ike

Nostalgia is big, and over the last few years, this nostalgia has included diners in the style of the 1930s through to the 1960s.  Mike and Ike… 501 more words

Idioms From The 20th Century

Gender pronouns that are neither male nor female are quietly catching on

In Britain, 20-year-old Maria Munir made headlines when they came out as non-binary, a gender identity that is neither male nor female, to US president Barack Obama in front of a packed hall in April.  434 more words