Language Tracks for Linguaphiles…

The fanboy, who is a pestcatarian, eats edamame with Prosecco. But when his mother isn’t around, he drinks SoJu. He is preparing for a Supercross, when he isn’t playing in a Texas Hold ’em. Everyone knows he is a  political wing nut… and his conversation is peppered with air-quotes.

Miriam-Webster has just added 100 new words to their dictionary. The wordsmiths of Springfield, Mass, say they picked them after monitoring their use over several years:

“As soon as we see the word used without explanation or translation or gloss, we consider it a naturalized citizen of the English language,” said Peter Sokolowski, an editor-at-large for Merriam-Webster.

“If somebody is using it to convey a specific idea and that idea is successfully conveyed in that word, it’s ready to go in the dictionary.”

Take a peek here to view some of the newcomers… undoubtedly a few of them are already in your daily language, or if you are like me, most seemed foreign…


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