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Maddie Crum

'Basic' Has Been Added To The Dictionary | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts

Hold onto your slouchy sweaters -- basic has just been added to the dictionary. If you’ve been drinking pumpkin spice lattes in private shame since ...

'Lolcat,' 'Hawt' Added To Oxford Online Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books

Obamacare is so hawt right now. At least according to Oxford Dictionaries, which admitted the two words to its electronic pages today. Twice a yea...

'Adorkable' Is Now In The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books

“Photobomb,” “selfie,” “twerking” and “meme” are the latest additions to the print edition of the "Collins English Dictionary." Acc...

Maddie Crum

Was 'Twerk' Actually Added To The Dictionary? | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.22.2014 | Books

Nope. Well, not really, anyway. Last year, when Oxford Dictionaries announced a handful of new words they'd be welcoming -- including double den...

The 9 Most Controversial Words Added To The Dictionary

David Skinner | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
David Skinner

No single dictionary ever saw a controversy like the nationwide freakout that greeted Webster's Third, which achieved its status as the most controversial dictionary ever by appearing to endorse vulgar English as good English.

Major 'Lollage:' 13 Surprising Words Now In The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology

You can now officially look up the words "liveblog," "FaceTime" and "cyberbully" in the Collins Dictionary. How ridiculously "amazeballs" (another new...

9 Crazy Words That Might End Up In The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 07.17.2012 | Technology

Five years ago, who thought we'd be posting messages to our "tweeps" while "livestreaming" the latest news or "cyberstalking" a crush on Facebook? To ...

9 Nastiest Words In The Dictionary

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books

For some, the thought of blowing dust off a paper-and-ink dictionary and thumbing through the flimsy pages in search of the perfect word is a valiant ...

HuffPost Zombies Make New Phrase: 'Human Bean'

Posted 12.31.2011 | Home

Why we say 'human being' when we want human to STOP being? We want human to eat, so should call bean, yes? BEan is for eats. (for VEGAN ZOMBIE especia...

Official New Dictionary Words

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Around 2,000 new words, phrases, and meanings have been added to the dictionary of American English, including bromance -- defined as "a close but non...