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These words capture the zeitgeist of 2016 in a variety of categories.
The word of the year (phrase of the year?) for 2016 according to ADS is...'dumpster fire,' and really, it couldn't be more accurate.
The press release is here: 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 […]
“Dumpster fire” has been chosen by the American Dialect Society to be the word of the year in 2016. The phrase, which is meant to convey a cataclysmic situation and which is synonymous with terms like “train wreck” and “shitshow,” has become one of the most popular phrases to describe 2016. Show More Summary
Defined as “an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation”
It's a fitting end to one of the most topsy-turvy years in recent memory. "Dumpster fire" has been declared 2016's Word of the Year. One word simply wasn't enough for the American Dialect Society, a group of linguists, lexicographers,...Show More Summary
Ben Zimmer, Jane Solomon, and Charles Carson, "Among The New Words", American Speech May 2016: In this installment we continue our consideration of items nominated at the American Dialect Society’s 2015 Word of the Year proceedings […] The overall winner is considered here: they used as a singular third-person pronoun, a gender-neutral (or “epicene”) alternative […]
I think you should call people what they want to be called Mary Norris, known as the “Comma Queen” at the New Yorker, addressed the recent American Dialect Society announcement that the singular “they” was their Word of the Year and how to use the word as a singular noun. A lot of people thought […]
In January, the American Dialect Society named the humble pronoun “they,” used as a singular pronoun—along with its inflected siblings “them” and “their”—as the 2015 Word of the Year. This was an endorsement not of the singular “their”...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, the American Dialect Society announced the 2015 Word of the Year: the singular "they." (Lest anyone doubt the authority of the American Dialect Society, let me point out that its "word-of-the-year" event is "the word-of-the-year...Show More Summary
Talk about belated recognition. At its meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, theAmerican Dialect Society voted to make the 600-year-old pronoun "they" their word of the year for 2015. Or more precisely, a particular use of that pronoun...Show More Summary
This post originally appeared on Sean Carroll's blog, Preposterous Universe. The announcement we wait for every year has finally come in, and the American Dialect Society has chosen their Word of the Year! That word is: they. It beat...Show More Summary
The English language, from titles to pronouns, is in the process of adapting to new cultural attitudes about gender. On January 8 the American Dialect Society announced “they” as its 2015 Word of the Year. Some may be surprised thatShow More Summary
Bowie, prefiguring linguistic ch-ch-ch-ch-changes since the '70s. But I wonder if he was an "ammosexual?" 360b / Shutterstock.com Over the weekend, word got out that the U.S.'s premier linguistic society voted to award the singular "they"...Show More Summary
On January 8 the American Dialect Society announced “they” as its 2015 Word of the Year. Some may be surprised that the common pronoun beat out newcomers “on fleek” and “ammosexual.” But “they” didn’t win because of the way it’s traditionally been used as a plural pronoun. Rather, it won because of...
On Friday, the American Dialect Society named "They," used as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun, its Word of the Year in a landslide vote.
“They” is the American Dialect Society word of the year, as a non-binary gender identifier for some folks. https://t.co/VKVbKCPvVw "They" is the American Dialect Society word of the year, as a non-binary gender identifier for some folks. https://t.co/VKVbKCPvVw — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) January 9, 2016 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/685845567772209152
A big night for the gender-neutral singular pronoun.
The Washington Post reports some terrific news: Singular "they," the gender-neutral pronoun, has been named the Word of the Year by a crowd of over 200 linguists at the American Dialect Society's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on...Show More Summary