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WORD OF THE YEAR, 2016 (POST-TRUTH)

Welcome back and happy Thursday to you all.

Are you ready for the next lesson in our Word-of-the-Year week? Today we are looking at Oxford Dictionary's Word of the Year for 2016: the adjective POST-TRUTH.

Definition of POST-TRUTH: Relating to circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. 

Example 1: We can all see that global warming is happening, but in this post-truth world, many people do not care, nor do they try to make changes to avoid climate change. 

Example 2: Sometimes living in this post-truth society makes me really hate social media. 

Example 3: It's been difficult to be an educator in this post-truth society. Parents are always telling me how to teach, and they don't care that my methods are based on research and successful methodologies. 

At the following link you can find Oxford Dictionary's explanation for why POST-TRUTH was chosen:

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/word-of-the-year/word-of-the-year-2016

That's all for today. Join us tomorrow for our last lesson of the year: 2017's Word of the Year!