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Topic # 205542 17-Nov-2016 11:30
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'Post-truth' declared word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

Oxford Dictionaries has declared "post-truth" as its 2016 international word of the year, reflecting what it called a "highly-charged" political 12 months.

It is defined as an adjective relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than emotional appeals.

The 2016 shortlist

    Adulting - The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks
    Alt-right - An ideological grouping associated with extreme conservative or reactionary viewpoints, characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics and by the use of online media to disseminate deliberately controversial content
    Brexiteer - A person who is in favour of the UK withdrawing from the European Union
    Chatbot - A computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the internet
    Coulrophobia - Extreme or irrational fear of clowns
    Glass cliff - Used with reference to a situation in which a woman or member of a minority group ascends to a leadership position in challenging circumstances where the risk of failure is high
    Hygge - A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being, regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture
    Latinx - A person of Latin American origin or descent, used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina
    Woke - Originally in African-American usage meaning alert to injustice in society, especially racism





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Post-truth? A polite euphemism for bovine excrement?

 

It seems like a good expression to describe Herr Trump.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1672866 17-Nov-2016 14:47
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DarthKermit:

 

Post-truth? A polite euphemism for bovine excrement?

 

 

ex-bovine post-food?

 

 




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  Reply # 1672885 17-Nov-2016 15:01
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Post-truth? A polite euphemism for bovine excrement?

 

 

Trump manure?  undecided





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  Reply # 1675027 21-Nov-2016 14:58
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So true:






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  Reply # 1675059 21-Nov-2016 16:17
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Is two words joined by a hyphen really a word per-se?





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  Reply # 1675165 21-Nov-2016 20:56
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freitasm: So true:



If it's on Facebook, then it's Fake News = Revenue : ).

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  Reply # 1675168 21-Nov-2016 21:07
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Is two words joined by a hyphen really a word per-se?

 

 

 

 

And adding 'ing' to a noun does not make it a verb...






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