The year is 2017, and the resistance is being led by a dictionary.
Merriam-Webster’s Twitter account has become a delight in the months leading up to and following the election. It subtweets Donald Trump and his administration; it wryly speaks truth to power through cold, hard vocabulary.
For example, when Trump aide Kellyanne Conway mentioned “alternative facts,” it tweeted this:
*whispers into the void* In contemporary use, fact is understood to refer to something with actual existence. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 24, 2017
But the woman behind the account — content and social media manager Lauren Naturale — insists she’s not being overtly political. While the new attention is strange, it’s also exciting. But, she said, “We’ve been doing a lot of interesting things for a while. And we’re not political, so