Merriam-Webster Has Announced Its "Word Of The Year"

The good folks over at Merriam-Webster dictionary unveiled their 2016 word of the year and honestly, it feels accurate.

The dictionary announced the word of the year is "surreal." Sounds about right.

With the election of Donald Trump, the unexpected celebrity deaths, the war happening, it's hard not to agree with their choice.

"It just seems like one of those years," said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large.

The company tracks the spikes in trends for how often certain words are searched, and the word surreal was one of the highest.

Other words that made the list were:

  • Bigly
  • Deplorable
  • Irregardless
  • Icon
  • Assumpsit
  • Feckless
  • Revenant

All in all, Merriam-Webster decided that "surreal" summed up the entire year and felt it described every single event that had even the slightest of impact this year.

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