The First "Word of the Year" Is In . . .

I feel like I aged about 200 years since January, so there's got to be a better word to sum up 2018 than THIS.  Collins Dictionary picked their Word of the Year for 2018 . . . so I guess this officially kicks off "Word of the Year" season.  And they went with . . . "single-use."  The definition is "made to be used only once," and it's come up a lot in discussions about how we're destroying the environment. 

Things like Keurig cups and Styrofoam containers are single-use . . . but the term got the most play earlier this year when cities, states, and businesses started banning plastic straws. 

Some of their runners-up this year were #MeToo . . . gaslight . . . whitewash . . . and floss.  Yes, like the dance. 

Collins Dictionary was also first on its Word of the Year last year, when they went with "fake news."   

(Quartz / Collins Dictionary)

 

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