- Merriam-Webster has picked “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.
- Merriam-Webster’s editor at large acknowledged, “That probably isn’t a big shock.”
- When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, searches for the word were nearly 116,000% higher than on the same date last year.
- Coronavirus and quarantine wer
e also in the running for Merriam-Webster’s word of 2020.
- Do you agree pandemic should be at the top of the list? Any other words you would consider this year?