The results of the US presidential election have some people frightened.
Donald Trump made a number of alarming comments about the use of nuclear weapons. In a CBS interview earlier this year, he said that one ought to be ‘unpredictable’ in their use of weapons of mass destruction, and has previously said he was open to dropping a nuclear bomb on Europe as it’s a ‘big place’.
Well, it seems people are trying to educate themselves, and there’s been a surge of interest in the meaning of certain words.
On Sunday the Merriam-Webster Dictionary tweeted the most popular words currently being looked up on its website:
The most looked up word is ‘fascism’, followed by ‘bigot, ‘xenophobe’ and 'racism'.
Bernie Sanders critics probably prompted the surge in people looking up the meaning of ‘socialism’ and 'misogyny' is probably a bi-product of Trump's 'grab them by the p---y' recording.