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#BlackLivesMatter: 2014’s WOTY & Why Language Matters, Too


Every year the American Dialect Society votes on the Word of the Year, choosing either a new word or a word they deem to have emerged as important. 2014’s choice was a rather unusual selection: #BlackLivesMatter. Naturally, this has stirred up some controversy, and a lot of arguments among grammar nerds, linguists and common folk(…)