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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: 3, Touché) by wonkey_monkey on Friday December 18 2015, @01:12PM

    by wonkey_monkey (279) on Friday December 18 2015, @01:12PM (#278163) Homepage

    He didn't say he was both!

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  • (Score: 2) by isostatic on Friday December 18 2015, @02:50PM

    by isostatic (365) on Friday December 18 2015, @02:50PM (#278204) Journal

    He didn't rule it out -- otherwise he'd have said XOR not OR.