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2016 was ‘post-truth;’ next up: Post-accountability

Barth Keck.

Barth Keck.

Barth Keck is an English teacher and assistant football coach who also teaches courses in journalism and media literacy at Haddam-Killingworth High School.

The past year has been nothing short of bizarre, best summed up by two “word of the year” winners.

Merriam-Webster named surreal its choice “with lookups of the word spiking for different reasons over the course of the year.”

The Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year, meanwhile, 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.”

Read the full story at CT News Junkie.

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