Americans don’t know what integrity is

Not sure what a word means? You might be one of millions of Americans who turned to Merriam-Webster to find a definition. And Merriam-Webster’s top 10 most looked-up words of 2005 reveal that Americans are looking for the definition of integrity.

The word “integrity” topped the company’s top ten Words of the Year for 2005, being looked up over 200,000 times.

The other words appearing on the list were tsunami, refugee, levee, filibuster, contempt, conclave, pandemic, insipid, and inept.

I have to wonder why so many people don’t know what integrity is. Your thoughts?

(Via Associated Press)

One thought on “Americans don’t know what integrity is

  • March 21, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    agreed 100%! thanks for the posting,
    even more interesting in most college books of related subjects you won’t find any mentioning of it

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