Word of 2016

2016 will be a year that will go down in infamy for many people.  A year of many changes, moving on, and many people dying, and not just celebrities either.  A lot of people died this year I wish I had the chance to meet, even just once.  And they weren’t all celebrities either.

A link was posted about Merriam-Webster and the word most looked up for the year.  This is the first time I have seen this and something very different.  The word is “surreal”.

Yes, 2016 has been very surreal and the year isn’t over yet.  At one point I just wanted to hunker down and wait for the year to end.  But reality won’t let that happen.

This is one word I haven’t really thought about.  Life can be very surreal at times. Everything can change quickly and when least expected.  Literature and movies can be surreal.  Reality is forgotten about for a couple of hours.

The most common context I’ve heard is that dreams are surreal.  They feel real in the moment but aren’t.

Soon 2016 will pass into history for good or bad like everything else.  People are not stopping their lives.  They keep going on.  What will 2017 bring as far as words?  Remind me one year from today to find out.

 

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