By Nick Baum
MONDAY – 12/17/18
The Merriam – Webster Dictionary held its annual meeting yesterday to decide what would be the 2018 word of the year, the word that prevailed, was “justice”. According to Merriam – Webster, there was a 74% spike in the word “justice” being searched on its website, as well as other terms related to the word.
The decision to incorporate the word “justice” was later explained by Merriam – Webster, “The concept of justice was at the center of many of our national debates in the past year: racial justice, social justice, criminal justice, economic justice,” the company said.
Many of the debates, in which, are still being discussed now. Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial Supreme Court pick, relationships between the police and African Americans, equality amongst the genders, and more issues circulating. In the bigger picture, however, 2018 was a year that had really questioned the word, “justice”.
Sources and Pictures: Flickr, CNN, Merriam – Webster