6 times the Merriam-Webster word of the year 'surreal' couldn't have been more appropriate


You may remember last month that the Oxford Dictionary announced that its word of the year was 'post-truth'.

The adjective describes a situation where emotions win over facts and reason - sound familiar?

'Uncle Sam' poses with cardboard cut-outs of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump (Jane Barlow/PA)
(Jane Barlow/PA)

Well, now the other dictionary Merriam-Webster has unveiled its own word of the year, and the winner is ... *surreal*.

The word means "marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream".

Again, very 2016.

Rather unsurprisingly, the dictionary said its largest spike in searches for the word 'surreal' followed the US election.

Now, not that you need reminding of the craziness that was November 8, but just for the lols here are six times since then when things really couldn't have been any more surreal.

1. When President-elect Donald Trump tweeted a spelling mistake. In the word 'unprecedented'.

2. When Hillary Clinton got more votes but didn't win

3. When a climate change denier became the next head of the US Environmental Protection Agency

Scott Pruitt arrives at Trump Tower (Andrew Harnik/AP)
(Andrew Harnik/AP)

4. When these two met.

trump and kanye pose for a picture (Seth Wenig/AP)
(Seth Wenig/AP)

5. When this lot met.

trump greeted by the Azalea Trail Maids  (Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)

6. When Trump's face could be found on more than one British person's Christmas card.

Just wow.