Who Really Won The Last Presidential Debate? Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

Who Really Won The Last Presidential Debate? Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

The third, and final, presidential debate of 2016 concluded with many believing Hillary Clinton won the matchup. A CNN/ORC poll says 52 percent of Americans thought Clinton bested Trump. Others concluded on social media that moderator Chris Wallace stole the show by being focused, deliberate, humorous, and unafraid to scold the debaters.

But the real American hero last night was the fact checker of all fact checkers, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus. Since the early 1800s, this reference book has been educating Americans about the English language and the meaning of our words.

Last night was no exception. Merriam-Webster’s Twitter account was on fire: correcting candidates, educating people, and keeping track of searched words that were spiking during parts of the debate. Here are some of the gems from the final 2016 debate:



And something we have to look forward to the rest of October:

Nicole Fisher is the founder and CEO of HHR Strategies, a health and human​ ​rights​ ​focused advising firm. She is also a senior policy advisor on Capitol Hill and expert on health ​reform, technology​ and brain health -​ specifically as they impact vulnerable populations.
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