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Word of the week: anecdata

Anecdata, noun [ænɪkˌdɑːtə]: Information which is presented as if it is the result of serious research, but which is actually based on what someone thinks but cannot prove.

Find it in the wild: Across the blogosphere and Twitter and, most notably, on Fox News. 


[I've become mildly obsessed with for learning real words too.]

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