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WTF! Merriam-Webster Adds A Bunch Of Internet Slang To Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology

Emoji (noun): 😀 😌 😂 😇 Merriam-Webster just added "emoji," "meme," "WTF" and "clickbait" to the dictionary among 1,700 new words, meani...

These Words Don't Exist -- But They Totally Should

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.30.2015 | Arts

The journey that a made-up word takes from invention to induction into a dictionary -- be it Oxford Online or Merriam Webster's even more selective pr...

11 Terrific Words Invented By John Milton

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home

Sorry, Shakespeare; you're not No. 1. Though the playwright receives endless adulation for his artistic contributions, including the many new words an...

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

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.04.2014 | Home

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...

New Tech-Inspired Words Enter The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Technology

Hopefully these newly recognized words will make you squee! Throughout the year, the Oxford English Dictionary adds newly popular words to its line...

A Brand-New Word!

Waldo Mellon | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Waldo Mellon

Like the soul, the Voocule is not something that can be actually seen or picked up or even located. Therefore, it may require some mental gymnastics to understand.

The 13 Weirdest Words That Just Weaseled Into The Dictionary

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Technology

The director of the Collins Free Online Dictionary, Alex Brown, says he likes to keep his "ear close to the ground." That might be why the Collins...

11 People You Don't Want To Be Friends With

Tim Lihoreau | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
Tim Lihoreau

Perhaps we all have our own Schadenfreude palette (that is, the desire to gloat and find happiness in the misfortunes of others). Having thought about it, I instantly began to notice the said traits amongst friends, relatives and, indeed, total strangers. So I decided to collect them.

Most Memorable Words Of 2011

| Posted 12.22.2011 | Home

By Emily Temple For Flavorwire Every year, the American Dialect Society chooses a word of the year — and they’re not the only ones. This week, ...

I'd Like a Word With You

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 10.30.2011 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

Words such as "jeggings" (a hybrid of jeans and leggings) and "skank" (a derogatory term for a loose woman). Should Shakespeare be turning over in his grave or "tweeting" in delight?