Stephen Colbert Isn’t Very Happy About Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 Word of the Year

During his opening monologue on Late Show last night, Stephen Colbert addressed the news that Oxford Dictionaries has made “post-truth” its 2016 word of the year — “post-truth” being nothing more than a blatant copy of his old Colbert Report term and 2006 word of the year “truthiness.” “Now, check out the definition of post-truth: ‘Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief,'” Colbert says. “Oh, I personally believe I’m getting ripped off.” Maybe if truthiness hadn’t taken over our lives since Colbert coined it in 2005, Oxford would have known that there was already a succinct word out there that got the job done.

Check out a clip of Colbert’s introduction to truthiness during the very first episode of Colbert Report below:

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