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Scrabble Gets with the Times, Adds Selfie, Hashtag, and Mixtape
It’s been about a decade since the Scrabble dictionary received a major update. But when the fifth edition of the The Official Scrabble Players ...
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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 “sel...
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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 Fac...
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Gay Marriage to Be Recognized in Official OED Definition
In light of Britain’s recent legalization of same-sex marriage, the publishers of the largest dictionary of the English language say that they w...
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Hello, NSA App Lets You Get on a Government Watch List the Fun Way
The U.S. government is watching your online activity. They’re looking at your social media posts, your emails, and plenty of other types of onli...
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Want To Catch The Attention Of The Government? Use These Words On Social Media
This morning has certainly been fun – we now know that the NSA has been, and will continue, collecting personal metadata of Verizon subscribers ...
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2012 Was the Year of “Bluster,” Says
In the past, we’ve let you know when words inspired by modern tech or internet culture become part of official dictionaries. No matter how you f...
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Oxford Dictionaries Online Add “Ridic,” “Mwahahaha,” and Then Fittingly, “Douche”
The Oxford Dictionaries Online are an arm of the Oxford English Dictionary, with a slight difference. While the OED shows how words and meanings have ...
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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 ad...
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‘Scramble with Friends’ Available on Google Play
Zynga hopes to draw more people to Scramble With Friends” by bringing the game to Google Play (formerly Android market). Scramble follows Words ...
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Alec Baldwin Is ‘Back on Twitter’
Last Saturday, Alec Baldwin let fans know that he has resumed his account on Twitter. @alecbaldwinABBack on Twitter 1 day ago via web ·&nb...
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