Politics influence Word of the year 2012

Politics influence Word of the Year 2012

According to Webster Dictionary there are two words tied for “Word of the Year 2012”Socialism and Capitalism. The third word, and my personal favorite, is Malarkey. Not surprising really, since 2012 was an election year.

  • Socialism: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
  • Capitalism: an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market
  • Malarkey: insincere or foolish talk

If I were to choose the “word of the year 2012″ I would choose Posturing, for obvious reasons.

Posturing: Taking a position on an issue strictly because it is politically advantageous to do so

At we sell lots of political and some not so politically-correct products. After all it is America and everyone has the right to representation. In past years one political party would stand out in America’s buying cycle, but in 2012 there was no such “Product of the Year.” All political party’s seem to be divided equally.

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