SPRINGFIELD, MA – Announcing the 2013 Merriam Webster Dictionary Word of the Year: SCIENCE.
That’s right. The dictionary gurus say science is the word. Not grease, not bird, not even selfie, which the Oxford Dictionaries crowned as their word of the year.
Merriam-Webster chose science because it had the biggest spike in online searches, up 176%.
The dictionary editors say lots of folks were talking about science this year, particularly in terms of climate change and education policy.
And in case someone asks, cognitive is the #2 word of the year. It means having to do with thinking.