Was 2016 a dumpster fire 🗑🔥? Or was it just fire 🔥?
It’s time to look back at the words that defined our time, enlivened our speech, and zeited our geist in the previous year.
Daniel, Ben, and Kylie are staying woke on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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Sussex University to use gender neutral pronouns as students request greater respect for transgender
BANSGENDER Students’ union asks members not to use ‘he’ or ‘she’ without asking first as they don’t want to assume gender
Student union asks members to use ‘they’ instead of ‘he’ and ‘she’- because they ‘don’t want to make assumptions about gender’
Oxford University students ‘told to use gender neutral pronoun ze’
Oxford student union denies telling students to use gender-neutral pronoun
No, Oxford University isn’t ‘banning’ the use of Mr and Mrs prefixes
Fear of New Pronouns (U Tenn)
You can be fined for not calling people ‘ze’ or ‘hir,’ if that’s the pronoun they demand that you use
U of T professor’s stand against genderless pronouns draws fire
U of T professor attacks political correctness, says he refuses to use genderless pronouns
University of Michigan Professors Will Face Disciplinary Action for Ignoring ‘Preferred Pronouns’
Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth
M-W: Word of the Year 2016: Surreal
Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia
Top 10 Collins Words of the Year 2016: Brexit
Democracy sausage snags Word of the Year as smashed avo, shoey lose out
2016 Word of the Year is dumpster fire, as voted by American Dialect Society (Press release)
“Dumpster fire” is 2016 American Dialect Society word of the year
How ‘Dumpster Fire’ Became 2016’s Word of the Year
The American Dialect Society’s word of the year is “dumpster fire”
Dumpster Fire Is 2016’s Word Of The Year Because Even Linguists Are Over It
‘Dumpster Fire’ Is the American Dialect Society’s 2016 Word of the Year
It’s official — the 2016 US Word of the Year is ‘Dumpster fire’
— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) July 19, 2016
How Old Is ‘Gaslighting’?
10 Things I’ve Learned About Gaslighting As An Abuse Tactic
This Millennial Rant Deserves A Trophy For Being Most Wrong
Who You Calling ‘Snowflake’?
The myth of millennial entitlement was created to hide their parents’ mistakes
How ‘woke’ went from black activist watchword to teen internet slang
The term ‘fake news’ is quickly losing meaning in the Trump era
Will ‘Kompromat’ Make It into the Dictionary?
Report alleges Donald Trump paid for ‘golden showers’ in Russia and Twitter cannot contain itself
#GoldenShowers Trends on Twitter Following Unverified Trump Intel Dump
The Word of the Year for 2016 Isn’t a Word. It’s a Number.
China’s Zhou Youguang, father of Pinyin writing system, dies aged 111
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