This article was originally published on The Editors’ Weekly, the blog of Editors Canada
The voting is in, and the American Dialect Society’s Slang Word of the Year is… yeet.
Yeet is not so well known to oldsters, but it is in vogue among the youth. Its popularity demonstrates a central fact of how vocabulary spreads. It also leads us to Bugs Bunny, Clark Gable, and Judith Butler. Continue reading