All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Merriam Webster’

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 150 news words this year, and they’ve just announced a handful of them. The list of new words includes some …

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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 have until March 28th to cast their vote for the word that they most want added to the new edition …

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Sexting, F-Bomb, and Mash-up Added to the Dictionary

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 entries for words engendered from pop culture, technology, and the internet. Now, if you look through the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, …

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