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Man Cave, F-Bomb, Sexting, Energy Drink: Merriam-Webster Adds A Bunch Of Crappy Words To Dictionary

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Because we can never have enough words, Merriam-Webster has announced the 100 new additions to its dictionary with the hopes people still buy dictionaries and the one you've had your entire life doesn't cut it anymore because it doesn't contain words like man-tits or blog. The highlights (lowlights):

aha moment n (1939) : a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension


brain cramp n (1982) : an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment

bucket list n (2006) : a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

cloud computing n (2006) : the practice of storing regularly used computer data on multiple servers that can be accessed through the Internet

copernicium n (2009) : a short-lived artificially produced radioactive element that has 112 protons

craft beer n (1986) : a specialty beer produced in limited quantities : microbrew

earworm n (1802) 1 : corn earworm 2 : a song or melody that keeps repeating in one's mind

energy drink n (1904) : a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker's energy

e-reader n (1999) : a handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material

f-bomb n (1988) : the word fuck -- used metaphorically as a euphemism

flexitarian n (1998) : one whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish

game changer n (1993) : a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way

gassed adj (1919) ... 2 slang : drained of energy : spent, exhausted

gastropub n (1996) : a pub, bar, or tavern that also offers meals of high quality

geocaching n (2000) : a game in which players are given the geographical coordinates of a cache of items which they search for with a GPS device

life coach n (1986) : an advisor who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems

man cave n (1992) : a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities

mash-up n (1859) : something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as a : a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording b : a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources c : a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

obesogenic adj (1986) : promoting excessive weight gain : producing obesity

sexting n (2007) : the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone

shovel-ready adj (1998) of a construction project or site : ready for the start of work

systemic risk n (1982) : the risk that the failure of one financial institution (as a bank) could cause other interconnected institutions to fail and harm the economy as a whole

tipping point n (1959) : the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

toxic adj (1664) ... 4 : relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market

underwater adj (1672) ... 3 : having, relating to, or being a mortgage loan for which more is owed than the property securing the loan is worth

Clearly, it's time Geekologie be added as well. And next to the definition I want a picture. "Of a dong?" IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?

Thanks to Jake, who just makes up words as he talks and sounds like a crazy person.

There are Comments.
  • Lee

    Arghhh!! Geocaches are also supposed to be a secret from muggles! Why dont you just add Illuminati to those words while were at it to solidify their existence!

  • Isaac King

    It is really sad how many of these new words are just adjectives for describing how crappy the economy is...

  • Emmitt Morgans

    Mirriam-Webster is obviously crap: it takes them THIS long to include 300+ year-old words!? Wow.

  • Leonidas Argidisouvlaki

    To Beelzebub with Webster's Dictionary - and with "American English", for that matter. Oxford or die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • M-W is shit tier now, OED is gold standard.

  • Brant_Alan

    I would consider most of those colloquialisms if anything over words and therefore shouldn't be in a dictionary. If Bear Cave isn't in their dictionary neither should Man Cave.

  • I wish I could "up" this post 1000x

  • I'll stick with the OED.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    how about knobgobbler. that's not in there.

  • Brion Guzzino

    Let's hope that e-books are already in the dictionary!

  • p_shep

    Has it always been standard practice to have multi-word words in the dictionary?

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