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posted by cmn32480 on Friday December 18 2015, @10:46AM   Printer-friendly
from the how-do-you-spell-that dept.

The Guardian reports that "socialism" was the most looked-up word on Merriam-Webster's site this year, a change the American dictionary publisher attributes to US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has positioned of himself as a "democratic socialist".

As a socialist (or communist) myself, I personally think it's great that especially people from the United States try to figure out the meaning of the word beyond McCarthyism. I'm glad that people show interest in politics and finding out about positions of candidates.

Past years winners are available on Wikipedia.


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  • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @10:51AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @10:51AM (#278133)

    You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @10:54AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @10:54AM (#278136)

    Inconceivable!!!!