Merriam-Webster’s 2019 word of the year is the gender neutral pronoun “they”:

Wait. People are looking up a definition of “they”?

Should’ve been “crawdad,” TBH:

You know, maybe their metrics are off if one of the other runner-ups based on “look-ups” was “the.” From The Guardian:

“They” was also competing with another building block of the English language: “the”. According to Merriam-Webster, it is “truly rare to see one of the most basic function words in the English language spike in our data”, but after the Ohio State University filed a trademark application in August for the word “the” with the US Patent Office, look-ups for “the” spiked 500%.

Anyway, Laura Ingraham has a suggestion of her own that’s much, much better:

From Merriam-Webster:

: a nonsense verse or composition a rigmarole with apparent meaning which proves to be meaningless

Perfect!

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