Oxford Dictionaries has named its Word of the Year, and it’s post-truth.
Are we in a post-truth world? If you’re in the reality-based community, are you obsolete? Or do facts still matter?
We’ll also reveal what word is the winner for our Word of the Year on this episode of Talk the Talk.
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‘Post-truth’ named 2016 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries
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— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) 13 November 2016
Dictionary.com’s 2016 Word of the Year: Xenophobia
If Clinton had won we’d be discussing minimum wage and maternity leave. Instead we get to argue about the preferred nomenclature for nazis.
— Michael Nordine (@slowbeard) November 22, 2016
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