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Merriam-Webster Chooses Word of the Year


Merriam-Webster has chosen their 2013 English Word of the Year.

“Science” has been selected because it had the biggest spike of the year in online searches, by 176 percent.

The dictionary publisher says there were a lot of discussions this year surrounding science, like education policy and climate change.

The number two word is “cognitive”. Merriam-Webster’s rival went with a viral trend instead of the Oxford American English Dictionary chose “selfie” as its word of the year.


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