Collins Dictionary Announced Its ‘Word Of The Year’ And People Aren’t Happy
"The state of the world we live in!"
Every year, Collins Dictionary choose a ‘Word of the Year’, and in the past have picked words like, ‘Brexit’, ‘binge-watch’, and ‘photobomb’. But this year’s choice isn’t going down so well.
Donald Trump’s favourite term, “fake news”, has been announced as Word of the Year 2017, despite the fact that it’s two words.
People on Twitter are raging, and have been saying things like, “Am I the only one who’s a bit annoyed that the word of the year (fake news) is actually two words?!” and “Fake News is the 2017 word of the year? But it’s two words… guess that shows the state of the world we live in!”
Another person tweeted, “I wanted word of the year to be ‘covfefe’.” Lol. Check out the rest of the responses below:
Am i the only one who's a bit annoyed that the word of the year (fake news) is actually two words?! #OxfordDictionary
— jacksonw (@jacksonwild0103) November 2, 2017
"Fake news" can't be the official word of the year because it is two words. I think this is fake news
— Michael Green (@MGreen90222) November 2, 2017
Given its main user, shouldn't the new word of the year be spelled 'fake nooze'?
— Mark Mason (@WalkTheLinesLDN) November 2, 2017
Collins "Word of the Year" 2017 is #fakenews – the irony is all a bit too much for me to be honest.
— Damo Boggler (@damoboggler) November 2, 2017
Just to confirm, "Fake News" is the 2017 word of the year? But it's 2 words… guess that shows the state of the world we live in!
— Rod Leach (@rodleach1) November 2, 2017
I wanted word of the year to be ‘covfefe’
— Lex ✌️ (@bootherstone) November 2, 2017
How on earth is "Fake News" the 2017 word of the year, and being added to the dictionary? What next "Red Car"? "rainy day"? *mutters*
— Wayne Owens (@GreatGothNinja) November 2, 2017
My reaction when I heard ‘fake news’ is the word of the year and going into the dictionary pic.twitter.com/uwjBsHkgAb
— Leo Meaney (@leomeaney) November 2, 2017
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