The word of the day is kakistocracy. It’s a little obscure, since we traditionally haven’t had a lot of cause for the use of it. Comes from the Greek, where (as the Washington Post helpfully notes) “Kakistos is Greek for “worse,” so kakistocracy means government by the worst people.”
Shouldn’t be very hard to figure out why this word is suddenly trending hard, breaking recent records for lookups around online dictionary sites …
📈'Kakistocracy': government by the worst people https://t.co/9S5trfdY4w
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 13, 2018
Although, it’s come up before, notably about a year ago. Then it seemed to quiet, and now it’s back. Hmm.
Oh, and there’s also this.
📈 We're seeing a big rise in 'the tail wagging the dog' tonight. https://t.co/djrt5dR0zI
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 14, 2018
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