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Noun describing social distancing is Dutch word of the year

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One-and-a-half-meter-society has been voted the Dutch word of the year by a (social) distance. Anderhalvemetersamenleving, a compound noun describing li...

'Pandemic' chosen as Word of the Year

The 2020 prize for Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year went to an obvious choice: pandemic. The term had the most online dictionary lookups of any word, Merriam-Webster said on its website, af...

Dictionary companies choose same word of the year: pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — In the land of lexicography, out of the whole of the English language, 2020's word of the year is a vocabulary of one. For the first time, two dictionary companies on...

Dictionary.com picks 'pandemic' as its 2020 word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — On Dec. 31, China reported a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown origin to the World Health Organization. By Jan. 31, WHO declared an outbreak of a novel coronavirus a global health ...

Merriam-Webster's top word of 2020 not a shocker: pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word o...

Dutch broadcaster removes logos from vehicles in face of hostility

The Dutch Broadcast Foundation (NOS) has begun removing its corporate logo and slogans from company vehicles, as NOS Nieuws editor-in-chief Marcel Gelauff announced last week. The organization, which...

Taiwan scientists plead for emergency climate action

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 143 scientists from Taiwan have signed a petition to call for immediate action to address the climate emergency. Led by seven of the nation's environment...

Redskins hire Ron Rivera as coach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins hired Ron Rivera as their coach on Wednesday in owner Dan Snyder's latest step to try to turn around the wayward franchise. Washington announced the mo...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT HOUSE DEMOCRATS ARE POISED TO DO Unveil two articles of impeachment ag...

Dictionary.com chooses 'existential' as word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of ...

Dictionary.com chooses `existential’ as word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called Forky helped propel “existential” to Dictionary.com’s word of the year. ...

UK's anxiety takes center stage at Hay ideas festival

HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — At Britain's leading literary gathering, the word of the year was anxiety. Fifty shades of worry —about climate change, mental health and of course Brexit — ...

Taiwan’s year of reversal

TAIPEI (East Asia Forum) -- In December each year, Taiwanese vote for a Chinese character that best reflects the past year. The 2018 Word of the Year is fan (翻), which has multiple meanings depending ...

Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year. Editor at large Peter Sokolowski said ahead of Monday's announcement the word experienced specific ...

Google releases top 10 search terms in Taiwan for 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Google yesterday (Dec. 12) released its Year in Search for 2018, including the results for Taiwan, which revealed that the World Cup, Chinese TV dramas, 2018 Taiwanese local el...