Last year Oxford Dictionaries surprised us all by choosing an smiley (tears of joy 😂 ) as word of the year 2015.
Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016
And this year, the prestigious Oxford Dictionaries decided that the word of the year is post-truth, an adjective ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.
The contemporary origin of the term is attributed to blogger David Roberts who used it in 2010 in a column for Grist.
The Oxford Dictionaries Words of the Year —you can see a list of the last WOOTYs below— are selected by editorial staff from each of the Oxford dictionaries. The jury or selection team is made up of lexicographers and consultants to the dictionary team, and editorial, marketing, and publicity staff.
Francis Fukuyama on Post-truth Society
A distinctive feature of post-truth politics is that some politicians continue to repeat their talking points, even if these are found to be untrue by the media or independent political analysts.
Post-truth in Spanish
Post-truth en español
Post-truth in Spanish is Posverdad *
La palabra del año 2016 es Posverdad*
* According to Fundéu Posverdad, without t nor hyphen is better than the form post-verdad.
* Según Fundéu Posverdad, sin t y sin guión es preferible a la forma post-verdad
Post-truth in French
Mot de l’annee 2016 Post-truth en Français
Post-truth in French is Post-verité *
Le mot de l’année 2016 selon Oxford Dictionaries est… post-vérité
*Post-vérité” looks more popular to French journalists (used in Le Monde, Libération, Le Nouvel-Obs, …)
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