Utilizamos cookies, próprios e de terceiros, que o reconhecem e identificam como um usuário único, para garantir a melhor experiência de navegação, personalizar conteúdo e anúncios, e melhorar o desempenho do nosso site e serviços.
Esses Cookies nos permitem coletar alguns dados pessoais sobre você, como sua ID exclusiva atribuída ao seu dispositivo, endereço de IP, tipo de dispositivo e navegador, conteúdos visualizados ou outras ações realizadas usando nossos serviços, país e idioma selecionados, entre outros. Para saber mais sobre nossa política de cookies, acesse link.
Caso não concorde com o uso cookies dessa forma, você deverá ajustar as configurações de seu navegador ou deixar de acessar o nosso site e serviços. Ao continuar com a navegação em nosso site, você aceita o uso de cookies.
Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year "Surreal" Had The Biggest Spike After Trump's Win
The dictionary had appealed users to search for another word after "fascism" was its most-looked up word in November.
Merriam-Webster's 2016 word of the year was "surreal" after it became the most common lookup following major world events including the Brussels terror attack, the coup attempt in Turkey, the Nice terrorist attack and the US election.
The largest spike in lookups for "surreal" came after Donald Trump's win in the US election in November, the dictionary said.
"Surreal is often looked up spontaneously in moments of both tragedy and surprise, whether or not it is used in speech or writing," the dictionary said in a statement. "This is not surprising: we often search for just the right word to help us bring order to abstract thoughts, emotions, or reactions. Surreal seems to be, for 2016, such a word."
And most people agreed that 2016 was definitely "surreal."
The other top words of the year included:
In Omnia Paratus
Faute de Mieux
Merriam-Webster had appealed to users to look up other words after "fascism" was its top lookup in November.
And some people still wondered why "fascism" didn't end up being the word of the year.
"Bigly" was the most looked-up word "that was never actually used," according to Merriam-Webster.
In pop culture, the Gilmore Girls revival prompted people to look up the Latin phrase "in omnia paratus" which means ready for all things, according to Merriam-Webster.