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‘Ism’ is ‘Word of the Year’

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Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2015 isn’t a word, it’s the suffix “ism.” The company said it chose ism because of the high number of people searching for various isms. Among the most popular isms were socialism, fascism, racism, feminism, communism, capitalism and terrorism, the company told the Associated Press. "We had a lot on our minds this year," mused Peter Sokolowski, the Springfield, Massachusetts-based company's editor at large, in a...

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