Skip to comments.'Socialism,' 'capitalism' top 2012 words
Posted on 12/05/2012 6:20:27 PM PST by JoeProBono
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Massachusetts-based dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster chose "socialism" and "capitalism" as the top words of the year.
The publisher said the words share the top spot on the list of the top 10 words of 2012 due to their heavy usage during discussions and debates about the U.S. presidential election.
"We saw a huge spike for socialism on Election Day itself but interest in both words was very high all year," said Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster. "Lookups of one word often led to lookups of the other."
Other words making the list include "meme," which Sokolowski described as "the noun form of the adjective viral" when discussing Internet trends, and "touche," which the dictionary said one uses "to admit that someone has made a clever or effective point in an argument."
Socialism is helping Staten Island residents:
Staten Island resident Scott McGrath to President Obama
Did you see that interview he gave on FOx NEws yesterday during the show between 4-5PM EST?
He slammed the socialists! He was all staged - told Obama to his face — that was great! Really demonstrates why people should not be voting socialists into public office!
What is the difference between Staten Island residents and New Orleans residents?
Oh yeah, I remember, New Orleans is down south.
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