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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: 5, Touché) by wisnoskij on Friday December 18 2015, @01:40PM

    by wisnoskij (5149) <{jonathonwisnoski} {at} {gmail.com}> on Friday December 18 2015, @01:40PM (#278177)

    Hell, you couldn't even vote in their fake elections unless you joined "the (one) party".

    Which is completely different from not counting unless you joined one of "the (two) parties"

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by isostatic on Friday December 18 2015, @02:48PM

    by isostatic (365) on Friday December 18 2015, @02:48PM (#278202) Journal

    In america you don't need to be a member of a party to vote, anyone can vote for John Jackson OR Jack Johnson. Freedom yeay!

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by Joe Desertrat on Friday December 18 2015, @08:12PM

      by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Friday December 18 2015, @08:12PM (#278337)

      Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 19 2015, @07:45PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 19 2015, @07:45PM (#278673)

      Jack Johnson for President! Dude is a fine musician! And the US would be a better place if all Presidents were from Hawaii.