What's Your Favorite Word of 2015?

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On Wednesday, Jan. 6, University of Chicago linguist Jason Riggle joins "Chicago Tonight" to discuss the words that dominated 2015.

Some of the top contenders aren’t words at all – Oxford Dictionaries picked the “Face with Tears of Joy” emoji, while Merriam-Webster picked the suffix "–ism."

We want to hear from you! What do you think the word of 2015 was? Share your pick in the comments below or join the discussion on Facebook.


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