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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, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @02:45PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @02:45PM (#278199)

    Perhaps you've heard the notion "Socialize the costs; privatize the profits".
    If we're all Socialists, why is it that only the 1 Percent are doing better?

    .
    Joe "back-shooter" McCarthy was a classic bully.
    Mostly, he was about political opportunism.
    A term used to describe McCarthyism is Red-baiting.
    McCarthyism was an anti-Communism thing.
    USA needed another enemy after WWII (to keep the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex going) and picked its former ally, the Soviet Union.

    I don't know how you could possibly have gotten McCarthyism so completely upside-down.
    Your quote about Socialism is way off the mark as well.
    On these topics, you should start reading and do less posting.

    -- gewg_

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  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @03:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @03:24PM (#278211)

    DisregŠ°rd that, I suck cocks.

    -- gewg_

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @05:00PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @05:00PM (#278259)

      Pray-tell, why should we disregard the opinion of cock-suckers?

      I estimate that they make up at least 40% of the population.

  • (Score: 2) by Nuke on Saturday December 19 2015, @09:01PM

    by Nuke (3162) on Saturday December 19 2015, @09:01PM (#278706)

    I don't know how you could possibly have gotten McCarthyism so completely upside-down.

    Whoooosh!

    Your quote about Socialism is way off the mark as well.

    It was not my quote, but King Edward VII's. I thought that one would get you going.