Here's an excerpt from our release that year that gives a pretty good explanation for our choice: Here's an excerpt from our announcement in Change It wasn't trendyfunny, nor was it coined on Twitterbut we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Our Word of the Year in reflected the many facets of identity that surfaced that year. Tergiversate means "to change repeatedly one's attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. Sign up for our Newsletter!
Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs.
A History: Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year
Racial identity also held a lot of debate inafter Rachel Dolezal, a white woman presenting herself as a black woman, said she identified as biracial or transracial. But, the term still held a lot of weight. The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: It wasn't trendyfunny, nor was it coined on Twitterbut we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Privacy We got serious in We got serious in