On this week's edition of That's What They Say, English professor Anne Curzan joined us from Austin, Texas, where she was attending the American Dialect Society's annual meeting.
Each year, the ADS gathers to choose a word that best represents "the public discourse and preoccupations of the past year."
This year's candidates included "woke", "post-truth" and "normalize." But the ADS decided it couldn't pick just one word to represent 2016, so the winner ended up being a compound.
A burning, smelly compound.