Trendy Words Eclipsed Eloquence in 2017

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His "Rocketman" was "short and fat."

And, as for the nukes, he'll "take care of that."

Inaugural "carnage" took some folks aback.

And that overblown crowd count? -- "Alternative fact"!

"Repeal and replace" became the new fad;

When that didn't happen, Trump called it "so sad."

The hapless Sean Spicer elicited gasps

With "lasterday," "althewise," Holocaust gaffes.

--Sponsored Video--

Just one wondrous word on our nation's lips

Brought total agreement, and that was "eclipse."

Overall, our language flopped,

So we'll just skip a boastful "mic drop."


Rob Kyff, a teacher and writer in West Hartford, Conn., invites your language sightings. Send your reports of misuse and abuse, as well as examples of good writing, via e-mail to or by regular mail to Rob Kyff, Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

Copyright 2017 Creators Syndicate Inc.


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