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Merriam-Webster declares 'ism' as word of the year for 2015

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Trumpism: blowing a particularly loud but utterly toneless trumpet.

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But was there a spike or otherwise for journalism?

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You'd think a bunch of dictionary publishers would know the difference between a suffix and a word. Decisions in the ****boardroom of Webster-Merriam must be made by a bunch of...wits - a suitable suffix, surely.

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All of this seems confusingism

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Next year can we have 'ish'?

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Next year can we have 'ish'?

Wasn't that copyrighted by Shinzo?

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Samuel Johnson is apropos here:

Lexicógrapher. n.s. [λεξικὸν and γράφω; lexicographe, French.] A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words

http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4848

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"ism", when the speaker hasn't the time, intelligence or capacity for original thought. e.g. - Trumpism

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This is ridiculousism.

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This is funnyism

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