Merriam Webster summing up 2016 in one word.
FOX's Lisa Lacerra reports:
"Surreal", that's Merriam-Webster's pick for "Word of the Year". It means marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream or unbelievable; fantastic.
It joins Oxford's "Post-Truth" and Dictionary.com's "Xenophobia" as the top choice of 2016.
Merriam-Webster's editor at large, Peter Sokolowski, Saying the company tracks year over year growth and spikes in look-ups of words to come up with its top choice.
The biggest spike for "surreal", November 9, the day Donald Trump became President-elect and speaking of the President-elect, also on the list:
(President-elect Trump) "We're going to win big league."
Mr. Trump actually saying big league, but bigly is a real and archaic form of the word "big" dating back to about 1400 and thanks to Hillary Clinton:
(Clinton) "Basket of deplorables."
Deplorable and irregardless considered a non-standard word for regardless. Sokolowsi saying its best avoided.
Lisa Lacerra, FOX News.