‘Sin­gle-use’ top word

Warwickshire Telegraph - - WE WILL REMEMBER THEM -

“SIN­GLE-USE” has been named Word Of The Year – while “gam­mon”, “gaslight” and “back­stop” also make an ap­pear­ance.

“Sin­gle-use” refers to prod­ucts made to be used once, with Collins Dic­tionary ex­perts say­ing that use of the word has gone up four times since 2013.

“Gaslight” – to ma­nip­u­late oth­ers by lead­ing them to ques­tion their san­ity – makes the list, along with “gam­mon”, used as an in­sult to de­scribe mid­dle-aged, white, pro-Brexit sup­port­ers.

Lenny Henry

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