The Word Of The Year Has Been Announced And It Sums Up What A Sh*tstorm 2016 Has Been

And to think that last year's word was such a good 'un.

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A slew of celebrity deaths, the Brexit decision and Trump’s election as president… there are quite a few negatives you could take away from 2016 if you really wanted to.

With that in mind, Oxford Dictionaries ‘word of the year’ was never going to be a good one.

While the ‘face with tears of joy emoji’ (yes, we’re aware that’s a pictograph, and not a word) was deemed worthing of encapsulating 2015, this year’s nominated word isn’t so cheery.

Tears Of Joy Emoji

The word is post-truth.

For those of you thinking ‘come again?’ Mashable defines it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”.

Hmm. Relate that back to recent global events and you might just get a gist of why it was chosen.

Here’s to a positive 2017, eh?

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