'A load of covfefe' - 'fake news' named as word of the year by Collins

'A load of covfefe' - Fake News named as word of the year by Collins

Donald Trump often uses the 'word' fake news

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dictionary publisher Collins has announced that the 2017 word of the year is "fake news" and yes we know what you're thinking - that's two words.

Despite this, it will be put into the next Collins dictionary with the definition "false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting," according to the BBC.

Apparently use of the "word" rose 365% this year, so despite the debate about whether it is a word, it's probably fair to say it should be recognised somehow. 

"Fake news" was probably made famous by Donald Trump, but some think another word he invented "covfefe" should have been chosen instead.

Others are just simply angry that it's being called as a word rather than two and can't seem to get their heads round it.

Take a look at the reaction on Twitter below