‘Toxic’ Crowned Word Of The Year, Why Friendsgiving Is Taking Hold

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Oxford Dictionary has named “toxic” 2018’s word of the year because of its frequent use in conversation. From topics of the state of politics to social media, we find out why the word took top honors this year. We also learn why so many people are now celebrating something called “Friendsgiving.”

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    ‘Toxic’ is officially 2018’s word of the year, according to Oxford Dictionaries. While it’s not a new word, ‘toxic’ has been used to describe a lot of things in 2018, from the state of politics to certain workplace cultures, and much more. We look at why the term took top honors this year, and hear about some of the other top words of 2018, according to Oxford.

  • The Real Meaning Of Friendsgiving

    Friendsgiving can be fun, quirky way to sneak in two (or more) Thanksgivings every year. Join us as we map the origins and meaning of this relatively young American holiday.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Katherine Connor Martin Guest
  • Ashley Fetters Guest