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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: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday December 18 2015, @02:51PM

    by tangomargarine (667) on Friday December 18 2015, @02:51PM (#278205)

    Musk, Trump, or Kosh [wikipedia.org]

    Do you mean the Koch brothers, or is there some other Kosh I'm not aware of?

    states like Texas and Wisconsin secede from the union.

    Heh. Why would we be seceding in Wisconsin? I'm guessing you're referring to governor Walker, but I've heard his support numbers are actually under 50% now [politico.com] (not that more than 53.1% of the state ever wanted him around to begin with). Unfortunately the people who are likely to replace him are actually worse.

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  • (Score: 2) by Username on Friday December 18 2015, @07:59PM

    by Username (4557) on Friday December 18 2015, @07:59PM (#278330)

    I voted for him, and find it hard to believe that ground zero of McCarthism would let the state the state slide into socialism. Most of the northern towns still have militias protecting us from the soviets.