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The First “Word of the Year” Is In

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November 8, 2018 at 9:58 am - Home, Afternoons
By Cal Gratton

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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