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WTF?! 1700 new terms added to Merriam-Webster dictionary
« on: May 27, 2015, 09:59:16 PM »
Who needs a dictionary when you have the net?   :ohmy:

Merriam-Webster has given the final seal of approval to over 1,700 words most of us have been using for years by adding them to the official unabridged American dictionary.

The terms skew toward internet and social media usage, from acronyms (NSFW, WTF) to actions (photobomb) to digital headlines (clickbait) to images (emoji). But they also reflect animal discoveries (colossal squid), cookies (macaron) and hot sauce (sriracha), as well as dubious fashion choices (jeggings).

http://www.today.com/news/merriam-webster-adds-1700-new-words-dictionary-t23061?__source=xfinity|mod&par=xfinity
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Re: WTF?! 1700 new terms added to Merriam-Webster dictionary
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 04:23:12 AM »
If it's only 1,700 new phrases this year, clearly these people don't hang around teenagers and young adults. But remember those good old days --- back when "emoji" meant "smiley"?.....  :biggrin: 

BTW, it's "macaroon." This old fogey recalls them as the nastiest cookie ever foisted on humanity.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/macaroon

 

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