Word of the Year
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 211 , Segment 5
Episode: State of the Union, Dietary Guide, Service-Learning, David Bowie
- Jan 13, 2016 10:00 pm
- 13:36 mins
Guest: Ben Zimmer, Linguist, Language Columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Chair of the New Words Committee of the American Dialect Society The Washington Post Style guide has already given approval to using “they” in singular situations. And now, the American Dialect Society has chosen singular “they” as its 2015 Word of the Year. It beat out popular phrases “thanks Obama” and “on fleek,” among others.