Every year, members of the American Dialect Society gather together to pick the best word that snuck into our lexicons the year before. In 2014, the ADS crowned the hashtag “#blacklivesmatter” over the softer cultural references “bae” and “manspreading.” In 2015, they reflected the media’s move toward gender-neutral pronouns by picking “they” over “on fleek”…

via The American Dialect Society’s word of the year perfectly reflects the state of the nation — Quartz

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