Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year: Pandemic

Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year: Pandemic

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Words are our solace, and our favorite hiding place is between the pages of a book. However, while words may be one of our largest sources of comfort during uncertain times, there’s one word in particular that we’re sick and tired of hearing, both literally and figuratively. “Pandemic” is Merriam-Webster’s and Dictionary.com’s word of the year.

‘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 …

Bookstr’s 2017 Word of the Year Is….

Bookstr’s 2017 Word of the Year Is….

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Depending on who you ask, the 2017 Word of the Year is a variety of different things. Ask Collins English Dictionary, and it’s “fake news”. Ask Dictionary.com, it’s “complicit”. Ask the Oxford Dictionary, and it’s “youthquake,” which- I don’t even know where to begin. So here at Bookstr, we’ve decided our Word of the Year is enough.    So to celebrate, here’s a list of ten things I’ve had enough of this year:   1. My favorite rockstars dying.   Image via Pitchfork 2. The rampant sexual misconduct throughout these United States of America.   Image via Entertainment Tonight   3. Just …

The Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year Is One Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

The Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year Is One Nobody Has Ever Heard Of

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Apparently dictionaries announcing the word of the year is a thing and, to be honest, I’ve been getting a kick out of them. Collins English Dictionary said the 2017 word of year is “fake news”; Dictionary.com said it’s “complicit”; Merriam-Webster said it was “feminism.” This tradition is pretty entertaining, especially when a dictionary chooses a word that sparks deep confusion amongst pretty much everyone.   This year, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) had everyone scratching their head when they announced that the word of the year is…“youthquake.”   Literally me. | via GIPHY   If you have no idea what the hell a “youthquake” …