Don’t Let Fascism Win (As Word Of The Year)

Post-truth
In this Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 file photo, an Oxford English Dictionary is shown at the headquarters of the Associated Press in New York. Oxford Dictionaries said Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 that editors have chosen their word of the year: "post-truth," a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate. AP Photo
Post-truth
In this Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010 file photo, an Oxford English Dictionary is shown at the headquarters of the Associated Press in New York. Oxford Dictionaries said Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 that editors have chosen their word of the year: "post-truth," a term sometimes used to describe the current political climate. AP Photo

Don’t Let Fascism Win (As Word Of The Year)

2016 brought us many words, including “post-truth,” “alt-right,” and “adulting,” but Merriam-Webster Dictionary has one word that it’s really hoping will get knocked out from the top leaderboard for word-of-the-year: “fascism.” 

Recently the team behind the dictionary’s Twitter account tweeted its followers that though “fascism” was in the lead to be word-of-the-year, it wasn’t too late to look something else up, leading Twitter users on a mission to help out the glum dictionary. So we’re wondering: What would you choose as Word-of-the-Year? Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s lexicographer Peter Sokolowski joins the Morning Shift to talk about what other words are in the running and hear your suggestions.