Many of us will remember 2016 for a few words that will forever echo somewhere in the pits of our brains.
“Trump,” for one, but also “bigly,” “alt-right,” and others we constantly heard during the presidential election season and its aftermath. But Merriam-Webster has a less discussed word on its mind that is apparently also on the minds of many dictionary users: Fascism.
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Fascism, as of Nov. 29, was Merriam-Webster’s most-looked-up word of the year, which means it’s the leading candidate for the dictionary’s annual “word of the year.”
The folks behind the Merriam-Webster Twitter account are not happy with this, and on Tuesday they tried to get followers behind a campaign to look up other words. Read more…