I am fascinated by words and word usage so when I heard this week that Merriam-Webster named the word “Surreal” as the Word of the Year 2016 I had to research it more.
The dictionary chooses their Word of the Year on two criteria:
- Words that are searched for frequently or daily
- Following searches that spike as a reflection of pop culture or news events
Merriam-Websters definition is:
Definition of surreal
As you think back on 2016, as the year is coming to an end, what word would you personally use to describe your year. Do you agree that surreal pretty well sums it up, or is there a different word that pops to mind? Let me know in the comments below.