As It Happens (CBC), “2013 Words”

January 6, 2014

Interview on the CBC Radio show “As It Happens” about the winning words in the American Dialect Society’s 2013 Word of the Year selection (segment begins 22 minutes in). (Jan. 6, 2014)

Because useful.
Regular listeners to this program may recall that late last year, we spoke about the interesting re-definition of the world, “because”.
And it turns out we were on to something: “because” has just earned the title of Word of the Year, from the American Dialect Society.
The group voted on the words of the year in numerous categories this past weekend.
Ben Zimmer is the Chair of the New Words Committee of the American Dialect Society. We reached him in New York City.

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