The popular suffix beat out “Dark Brandon” and “quiet quitting” as 2022’s Word Of The Year
Language is an ever-evolving and living thing; a social construct plucked from the minds of millions, with each hand that touches it shaping it in some small but ineffable way. And like all living things, it must, eventually, give way to the natural order of things, and do as we all are destined to do: Crap its pants, and then die.
As it happens, said ignominious death occurred, for the English language, just a few short hours ago today, when the American Dialect Society—a collection of “linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, authors, editors, professors, university students, and independent scholars”—decided to throw their combined academic acumen behind naming “-ussy” the 2022 Word Of The Year.
In other news, we’re in hell now, and will be for the foreseeable future.Continue reading… “American Dialect Society names “-ussy” its 2022 Word Of The Year, and there’s nothing we can do about it”