What the 2018 Word of the Year Says about Our Culture – TPP37

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Jen and Liz riff on the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year and the short list. Last week we talked about gratitude.

The word of the year is pretty much the complete opposite of gratitude.

This episode is definitely a fun take on these words. There are bigger issues at play. What does the word of the year say about how we treat women, people of color and other marginalized groups?

Some of these words show how far we’ve drifted apart as a society. How can we begin to bridge these gaps?

What’s more toxic than spending an afternoon being ‘thankful’ with your family, and then following it up with a fist fight at WalMart on Black Friday.

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