"As a Brit, this year’s word for me would be Brexit. It didn’t even exist at the start of the year, and now look! Sad, sorry state of affairs." —knebworthkate
"'Historical,' because it was a really historical year." —M.J. Cormier, Facebook
"I think 'bigly.' Because Trump made it famous. And he won bigly. People made fun of him everywhere. But he showed us. Bigly." —Emma Walters, Facebook
—Liz Restivo, Facebook
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