Top Ten Searched Words in 2012 According to Merriam-Webster
Forget Google and other popular search engines, dictionaries, even online ones still exist! And these are the top ten searched words…did you look one up?
1.) A tie between Capitalism and Socialism. Pretty appropriate in a divided election year.
4.) Marriage: Really…??
5.) Bigot: This might have been related to the same-sex marriage debate.
6.) Malarkey: It’s slang for “nonsense.”
7.) Meme: It’s basically something random or topical that goes viral online or in pop culture
8.) Touché: It means “you made a good point,”. Duh!
9.) Schadenfreude: that combines the German words for damage and joy. This is a new one to me!
We are a strange country.