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Monday, December 05, 2022

Merriam-Webster, America's oldest dictionary publisher, has just chosen "gaslighting" as its word of the year.

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#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-12-05 12:25 PM | Reply

A good example of gaslighting is when Merriam-Webster tried to tell us that "literally" means the exact opposite of literally.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-12-05 12:35 PM | Reply

@#2 ... is when Merriam-Webster tried to tell us that "literally" means the exact opposite of literally. ...

That would be interesting.

Gotta link?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-05 07:52 PM | Reply

#3 overuse of the word "literally" has caused it to also mean you're exaggerating.

It's sad, but it is what it is.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-05 07:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I prefer the 2022 Oxford Dictionary word/term of the year.
"Goblin mode". As in, when you lie in a room that is half
destroyed w trash and stuff lying all around, and you no longer
care. You can say, "Yeah Harold, he's gone 'Goblin mode' lately,
doesn't care for a thing."

#5 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-12-06 06:42 AM | Reply

This story is a branded appeal to sum life into one word. It is dumb. It appeals to the lowest-calorie thinking. How about we use the word "dumb" every year?

#6 | Posted by Brennnn at 2022-12-06 02:55 PM | Reply

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