World Dec 20, 2016

'Surreal' declared Merriam-Webster's 2016 word of the year

In a word, 2016 was "surreal." Surreal, meaning "marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream" was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year. Surreal joined the Oxford English Dictionary's "post-truth" and Dictionary.com's ...