“They” Named  Word of the Year by Merriam Webster

“They” Named Word of the Year by Merriam Webster

The gender nonconforming pronoun as been named the 2019 word of the year after searches for the term increased by 313% within the past year. Image via Reddit     The definition joins three other definitions of the word and goes as follows: “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” It was officially added to the dictionary this September. Image via ABC7 Chicago This choice should come as no surprise as the rise of nonbinary figures in the mainstream continues to increase. Just this year alone, we have seen Sam Smith and Jonathan Van Ness come …

‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

‘Justice’ Is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

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The fight for racial and gender equality; Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing; the controversy surrounding Robert Mueller’s investigation; this year has been a tumultuous news cycle and this is expected to continue in 2019.   In response to all this, Merriam-Webster crowned the word ‘justice’ as the word of the year for 2018.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwklPg7jdVk]   “The concept of Justice was at the center of many of our national debates in the past year: racial justice, social justice, criminal justice, economic justice,” the company said. “In any conversation about these topics, the question of just what exactly we mean when we use …