Mirriam-Webster keeps a list of the words most commonly looked up HERE.
It’s an interesting snapshot of our culture.
I assume people are looking up “Socialism” because of Bernie Sanders. I’m glad they are– it doesn’t mean what Fox News told them it does.
It took me a minute to realize why they were looking up the definition of “marriage.” Then it hit me. I can just imagine how many pedantic (it’s on the list) arguments began with the words, “According the the Mirriam-Webster dictionary, ‘marriage’ is defined…”
Fortunately “empathy” and “diversity” are also on the list. 🙂