‘Fascism’ is likely to be Merriam-Webster’s word of the year, but you can change that

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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.

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…

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