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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @09:29PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 18 2015, @09:29PM (#278363)

    what I hear you trying to say is, There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well.
    And... The weak are meat and the strong do eat., and I'll just put a couple of words in your mouth for you, "you like to eat steak".

    OK, got it.

  • (Score: 2) by Subsentient on Friday December 18 2015, @10:49PM

    Cloud Atlas. I love you.

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