Post-truth was picked as the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary because of the increase in its popularity.
The academics at Oxford Dictionary have come up with its annual word of the year and it really reflects the weirdness 2016 has been.
The Oxford Dictionary 'word of the year' is the adjective 'post-truth'. According to the dictionary, post-truth is defined as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief."
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There has been 2,000% increase in the use of the word this year as compared to last year. The increase of 'post-truth' reflects the global political climate which has been greatly influenced by Britain leaving the EU and Donald Trump winning the US elections.
The 'word of the year' is meant to "reflect the passing year in language" and post-truth takes the cake for 2016. Other words that vied for the title are 'alt-right', Brexiteer, adulting, and believe it or not, woke.
The list of words of the year also include words you might never use such as chatbot, coulrophobia, glass cliff, hygge, and Latinx.
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