2016 ‘Word of the Year’

Post-truth

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Truth and Falsehood
1857-66
Alfred Stevens (1817-75)

This Oxford Dictionaries article offers some really interesting information about the compound adjective ‘post-truth’. There’s information about the 9 runners-up in the ‘2016 Word of the Year’ competition too. Get reading, guys!

And in case you’re wondering about the picture … the statue represents Truth tearing out the double tongue of Falsehood (after dislodging the mask Falsehood wears to conceal his deceitful face!).

 

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