Get Used To This Word

Published On November 8, 2018 | By clukas | Blogs, Middays

Single-use is the first word of the year for 2018 Collins Dictionary just announced the first Word of the Year for 2018.  They went with “single-use,” which got a lot of play earlier this year when people and businesses started banning plastic straws.

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 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.”

The new trend will be “designer” gold-plated straws that people will carry with them.

~ chris lukas

 

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