loves it, the British
are good at it, and the French
are going to have to get used to it. But what does the word actually
mean? (Cheapness. It's a fancy word for cheapness.) According to
Merriam-Webster, enough people were unsure of the definition to make it
2010's most looked-up
word on Merriam-Webster.com
ahead of 'pragmatic', 'moratorium' and, presumably, "David
"Austerity clearly resonates with many people,"
said Merriam-Webster editor Peter Sokolowski. "We often hear it used in
the context of government measures, but we also apply it to our own
personal finances and what is sometimes called the new normal."
we're living in the Age
, the attention makes sense. It does, however, throw into sharp relief the lack of Google searches for "ice" during the last ice age.
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