Tatiana Ayazo /RD.com, Shutterstock An ant hill? A form of the mafia? Nope. As Dictionary.com’s lexicographer Jane Solomon explains, “Most of these terms originate or are popularized by current events and pop culture. This current list of most searched for new words highlights recent trends in politics, music, and more.” That’s true of “antifa” the most searched word in the month of August, after the deadly white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s a shortened version of “anti-fascist.” It’s not listed on their site—yet anyway—but an anti-fascist is someone who doesn’t agree with a dictatorial personality or extreme right-wing views. You won’t always agree with everyone’s political views, here’s how to win an argument with someone who is always “right”.
Tatiana Ayazo /RD.com, Shutterstock The most looked up query of all, according to Solomon’s research? The one spurred by President Donald Trump’s tweet. It’s a mysterious string of letters, that’s sadly, still undefined—by the president, by Dictionary.com, by anyone. Think you have spelling skills? See if you can spot these common errors.