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  • ‘Dumpster fire’ was America’s word of the year
  • ‘Dumpster fire’ was America’s word of the year
    John Barker (2014) ©
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‘Dumpster fire’ was America’s word of the year

The American Dialect Society (ADS) has selected 'dumpster fire' to define the collective mindset of the US over 2016. The term conveys the concept of an uncontrollable disaster, marking a notably sarcastic response to a serious issue, and suggesting a cavalier attitude towards the future.

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