(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia) Woke dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has chosen “vaccine” as its 2021 word of the year—dethroning 2020’s word of the year, which was “pandemic.”
“In everyday use, words are useful tools that communicate assertions, ideas, aspirations, and uncertainties,” the publisher explained . “But they can also become vehicles for ideological conflict.”
“This is what happened to vaccine in 2021,” they assert. “The promising medical solution to the pandemic that upended our lives in 2020 also became a political argument and source of division. The biggest science story of our time quickly became the biggest debate in our country, and the […]
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