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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 Saturday December 19 2015, @06:07AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 19 2015, @06:07AM (#278495)

    So, the "No True Scotsman Fallacy" strikes again?

    "911/411/Paris attackers weren't True Muslims.
    "Wall Street bailouts weren't True Capitalism.
    "Child-molesting priests aren't True Christians.

    Statements make not one whit of difference. What makes a difference is what *you* *do* to oppose evil.

    Doctrines come, go, blend, and disappear... and right now, I'm convinced a semi-athiestic cleric is blending some utterly unique mix of faith, business and social principles somewhere.

    Something truly good happens when words and actions are utterly aligned with conscience.