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I'm glad to see this.


Although I'm not sure it will make any difference in the status of feminism I'm glad to see it named the "word of the year."

It's also interesting that it is a word seldom used in the mass media despite all the current talk about women standing up for themselves. It's certainly not a favorite topic of much of the mainstream media.

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12/12/2017, 10:18 pm Link to this post PM Philer Blog
 
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Re: I'm glad to see this.


Merriam-Webster had nine runners-up, in no particular order:

Complicit,.
Recuse, in reference to Jeff Sessions and the Russia investigation.
Empathy, which hung high all year.
Dotard, used by Kim Jong-un to describe Mr. Trump.
Syzygy, the nearly straight-line configuration of three celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon and earth during a solar or lunar eclipse.
Gyro, which can be pronounced three different ways, a phenom celebrated in a Jimmy Fallon sketch on "The Tonight Show."
Federalism, which Lindsey Graham referred to in discussing the future of the Affordable Care Act.
Hurricane, which Sokolowski suspects is because people are confused about wind speed.
Gaffe, such as what happened at the Academy Awards when the wrong best picture winner was announced. That was a go-to word for the media,
12/13/2017, 8:40 am Link to this post PM snowpixie Blog
 


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