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Selfie, Hashtag, and More Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary Selfie, Hashtag, and More Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

If you’re set to have a kid anytime after today, you should quietly weep for it–it’ll never grow up in a world where the word “selfie” isn’t in the official Merriam-Webster dictionary. The famous Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is adding over …

Should Scrabble Add ‘Selfie’ to the Official Dictionary? Should Scrabble Add ‘Selfie’ to the Official Dictionary?

Scrabble and Merriam-Webster are about to publish the first new edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary in over 9 years, and they want Facebook users to vote on one word that they must have included. Fans of the game …

Sexting, F-Bomb, and Mash-up Added to the Dictionary Sexting, F-Bomb, and Mash-up Added to the Dictionary
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As a word nerd, it’s always fun to see new words enter the lexicon. Language is constantly evolving, and every so often our dictionaries must adapt to the changing landscape. And a lot of the time, that means creating official …

Google Docs To Get More Reference Sources

Piece o’ news number one: Google intends to make Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, available in Google Docs.  Piece o’ news number two: if you don’t feel like waiting on the Mountain View-based company, you can access those same resources right now.

Live Search Defines Place In Dictionary

The online Merriam-Webster dictionary includes alternate links for more information about a term; among those links, visitors can find one going to Microsoft’s Windows Live Search.