Gutfeld on 'existential' being word of the year

Dictionary.com has named “existential” its word of the year.

Why? Not because you used it, or because anyone in real life has used it since college. If you said ever said “existential” in college, it meant you weren’t a business major hoping for a real life. By which I mean a grown-up life with taxes, bills and brats.

That word was picked because desk-dwelling media types beat it to death.

‘EXISTENTIAL,’ ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY’ CHOSEN AS WORDS OF THE YEAR

When they’re faced with good news, they just call Trump an existential threat. In the absence of a physical threat, they push a psychological one.

Just look at the measurable stuff, such as the economy, jobs and terrorism. You see all of the numbers trending positively. That leaves the media with just one option: push things that can’t be measured in order to predict gloom and doom.

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Remember, none of these smarty pants saw the internet as an existential threat to dictionaries. Or even bothered to look up the word “existential” in a dictionary. Yet., here they are, desperately competing for attention while the whole planet ignores them.

Which is why Oxford Dictionaries

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