Why was this chosen? The concept of ‘post-truth’ has been in existence for the past decade, but Oxford Dictionaries saw a spike in frequency in 2016 in the context of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States. It has also become associated with a particular noun, in the ‘phrase post-truth ..
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‘Post-truth’ should not be the word of 2016 According to Oxford Dictionaries the word for which 2016 will be remembered is ‘post-truth’. the term was coined in 1992, in an essay by the late Serbian-American playwright Steve Tesich [and] its use increased by 2,000 per cent this year. Before Tesich wrote his essay it referred ..