Word of the Year Has Been Announced and No One Is Surprised!

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Every year Merriam-Webster picks a "word of the year" and I can think of a lot of words that stick out to best explain this year...HOWEVER, this is their pick! "Pandemic"as its 2020 word of the year.

Merriam-Webster's editor at large acknowledged, "That probably isn't a big shock."

When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, searches for the word were nearly 116,000% higher than on the same date last year.

Coronavirus and quarantine were also in the running for Merriam-Webster's word of 2020.

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