«Post-Truth» ist Wort des Jahres 2016

Oxford Dictionaries hat als Wort des Jahres «Post-Truth» (auf Deutsch: postfaktisch) gewählt. Auf der Shortlist standen (via InfoDocket):

  • Post-truth (Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief)
  • adulting (The practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.)
  • alt-right (An ideological grouping associated with extreme conservative or reactionary viewpoints, characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics and by the use of online media to disseminate deliberately controversial content.)
  • Brexiteer (A person who is in favour of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union.)
  • chatbot (A computer program designed to simulate conversation with human users, especially over the Internet.)
  • coulrophobia (Extreme or irrational fear of clowns)
  • glass cliff (Used with reference to a situation in which a woman or member of a minority group ascends to a leadership position in challenging circumstances where the risk of failure is high.)
  • hygge (A quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture).)
  • Latinx (A person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina).)
  • woke ([originally in African-American usage]Alert to injustice in society, especially racism.)

Update, NZZ vom 16.11.2016: «Postfaktisch» ist das internationale Wort des Jahres

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