I was at the vote
@redfood: We were aware of Lucy, but this was in reference to using -splain as a suffix, like 'mansplaining' or 'whitesplaining,' which is a different usage.
@Samthebutcher: Definitely. We picked 'Thanksgivvukah' as Least Likely to Succeed since the event won't be happening for another 70,000 years. The most 5-assed of monkeys.
@Glitch & others: The voting is far from a solemn occasion - there's no need to be mourning language. New words and variation show how very much alive it is, and the Word of the Year vote is more to take note of that than anything else.