The Word of the Year is Fear

If the most-searched words in online dictionaries are any gauge of the collective conscious, the 2016 results for “word of the year” are not encouraging. The Oxford Dictionaries has already given in to “post-truth,” and Dictionary.com to “xenophobia.” Merriam-Webster, meanwhile, put out a clarion call this week to preempt “fascism” as its WOTY. For my personal word of … Continued