(NEW YORK) — Merriam-Webster is out with this year’s list of most looked-up words for 2012 — and we have the presidential election to thank for much of it.
The top two words, Merriam-Webster says, are “socialism” and “capitalism.”
Taking the honors for the most looked-up word in a single day is “malarkey,” after Vice President Joe Biden’s famous use of the word during the vice presidential debate in October.
Here is the list of Merriam-Webster’s most looked-up words of the year.
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