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The words that summed up 2016 were dystopian – and a tad melodramatic

Last month, I read a beautiful story that would forever make the lime squeezed into my Corona taste sweeter. Antonino Fernandez, CEO of the brewer behind that beer, had died aged 99, leaving €200m (£172m) to the Spanish village where he grew up in poverty as one of 13 siblings, making all 80 residents millionaires overnight.

Except, they didn’t. This story, reported by the Daily Telegraph, Mirror, Independent, Sun, Daily Mail, Sydney Morning Herald and others, is a prime example of the Oxford Dictionaries word of 2016: post-truth.

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