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While Candidates Discussed Aleppo, People Searched ‘Lepo’ — As in, ‘What’s a Lepo?’

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If you were confused during the debate tonight by questions and answers about Aleppo, the Syrian city that’s become a focal point of the country’s raging conflict, you’re not alone! So were the many people frantically searching on Merriam-Webster’s website. According to Merriam-Webster, “lepo-” — that’s as in “what’s a lepo?” — topped the list of search terms queried over the course of the 90-minute trudge. It was joined by terms like “bigly,” “demogogic,” and “petulant.” And, of course, “Aleppo.” No word on how many of these searches were performed by the Republican candidate live onstage.

There’s nothing wrong with Googling something and educating yourself. Just make sure you’re Googling the right thing.

Top Search During Debate Was ‘Lepo,’ As in, ‘What’s a Lepo?’