. Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com Name “Pandemic” Word of the Year « JO LEE MAGAZINE

In the land of lexicography, out of the whole of the English language, 2020′s word of the year is a vocabulary of one. For the first time, two dictionary companies on Monday — Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com — declared the same word as their tops: pandemic. The Oxford English Dictionary did not select a single word for 2020, instead saying that “2020 is a year which cannot be neatly accommodated in one single ‘word of the year.’..https://www.cbc.ca/books/merriam-webster-and-dictionary-com-both-name-pandemic-the-word-of-the-year-1.5822045


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