Perhaps it is matter of thinking twice before speaking once, or maybe not? But since a lot of people do talk about hot-button topics during election years, they tend to look up words like this before elucidating.
That is among the reasons offered on why “capitalism” and “socialism” were the two-most often looked up words in 2012, according to Merriam-Webster, per a report today from The Washington Post.
“The choice[s] revealed Wednesday was “kind of a no-brainer,” he said. The side-by-side interest among political candidates and around kitchen tables prompted the dictionary folk to settle on two words of the year rather than one for the first time since the accolade began in 2003.