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Title    'Socialism' the Most Looked-Up Word of 2015 on Merriam-Webster
Date    Friday December 18 2015, @10:46AM
Author    cmn32480
Topic   
from the how-do-you-spell-that dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/12/18/0211223

An Anonymous Coward writes:

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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  1. "The Guardian reports" - http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/16/socialism-most-looked-up-word-2015-merriam-webster-bernie-sanders
  2. "Wikipedia" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_Merriam-Webster's_Words_of_the_Year
  3. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=11162

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