The new political order in America has added new words to our vocabulary. The media and technology also continue to influence our ever-growing lexicon.
Below are some of the new words defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, Macquarie Dictionary, and other sources:
Alternative Fact: A falsehood; a statement that conflicts with existing or previously determined conditions of a situation
Fake News: Disinformation and hoaxes published on websites for political purposes or to drive web traffic; incorrect information passed on social media.
Post-Truth: Not after (post) the truth, but something that happens outside of the truth.
Snowflake: A disparaging word for a sensitive person.
Threequel: The third part of a series.
Troll: To antagonize people online by posting inflammatory comments or offensive content.
Uberization: Meaning “sharing” economy; paying less for a service by dealing with the provider directly. From Uber, the online transportation company.
YouTuber: One who frequently produces and appears on videos on YouTube.
(Snowflake photo via Visual Hunt)
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