2016’s Phrase of the Year: “Dumpster Fire”

In defense of dumpster fires everywhere, they don’t kill as many people as 2016 did.

The American Dialect Society has determined that 2016 can be summed up by one simple phrase: “Dumpster Fire.”

The New York Post reports: The ADS’s phrase of the year is defined as “an exceedingly disastrous or chaotic situation.”

Many view it as a fitting descriptor for the year, which saw a heated presidential election, Brexit and countless celebrity deaths.

“As a metaphor for a situation that is out of control or poorly handled, dumpster fire came into prominence in 2016, very frequently in the context of the US presidential campaign,” the ADS said.

Thankfully now that 2016 is behind us, we can rest easy knowing that we never have to worry about celebrity deaths, unrest in the Middle East, or dumb political decisions ever again!



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