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Mon Dec 17, 2018, 06:59 PM

Merriam-Webster; 'Justice' is our 2018 #WordOfTheYear.

Beautiful that this word was chosen.



For a number of reasons and meanings, ‘justice’ was on the minds of many in 2018.

‘Justice’ is our 2018 #WordOfTheYear.






Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year



https://www.apnews.com/bdb9716c81e44caab0b6e7f8ff8adf4c?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP
By LEANNE ITALIE yesterday



NEW YORK (AP) — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen “justice” as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months.

The word follows “toxic,” picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and “misinformation,” plucked by Dictonary.com.

Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement that “justice” consistently bubbled into the top 20 or 30 lookups on the company’s website, spiking at times due to specific events but also skating close to the surface for much of the year.

While it’s one of those common words people likely know how to spell and use correctly in a sentence, Sokolowski pointed to other reasons that drive search traffic. Among them is an attempt to focus a train of thought around a philosophical problem, or to seek aspirational motivation. Such well-known words are often among the most looked up every year, including those that are slightly abstract, including “love,” he said.

The designation for “justice” came soon after President Trump’s one-time fixer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to conceal his boss’ alleged sexual affairs. He told a judge he agreed time and again to cover up Trump’s “dirty deeds” out of “blind loyalty.”....
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In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo, "justice" is displayed in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in New York. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle and President Trump's Twitter feed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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