Merriam Webster Is Fighting Fascism With Wordplay
Elle UK, 2016
Merriam Webster has tweeted a cry for help, revealing that the most searched for word on its site for 2016 has been… 'fascism'.
This is particularly irksome, as the number one lookup becomes the word of the year. Which means 'fascism' will be this year's entry to a roster that includes such noble concepts as 'democracy', 'integrity' and of course, 'w00t' (an expression of joy, approval, or excited enthusiasm, particularly via digital channels dontcha know).