S&R’s 2017 Word of the Year: “re-accommodation”
Is it too early to name something the ______ of the Year? Heck no. Let’s call it.
You probably saw where United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz lamented the need to “re-accommodate” that uncooperative passenger.
What a word, that: “re-accommodation.” It doesn’t just apply to airlines – it’s application is nearly limitless.
Every night in bars across America bouncers re-accommodate unruly guests.
The US government re-accommodated the Japanese during WW2.
The US also re-accommodated the Native Americans. For example, they re-accommodated the Cherokees from NC to Oklahoma (although we have to come up with something better than “Trail of Tears”).
There’s some re-accommodation going on right now at Standing Rock.
We re-accommodated hundreds of thousands of Africans to the South.
Back during the Iranian revolution the Ayatollah re-accommodated American embassy staff.
Oliver Cromwell re-accommodated half of Ireland.
Slumlords don’t evict poor people, they re-accommodate them.
Donald wants to re-accommodate the Mexicans.
And of course, the Nazis re-accommodated the Jews.
Re-accommodation: it’s a happy word, it’s a versatile word, it’s a word we can feel good about.
Jesus is coming children, but United is overbooked…