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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...

New Words Added To Dictionary

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 08.14.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- It's about freakin' time. The term "F-bomb" surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land Tuesday for the first time in the...

11 People You Don't Want To Be Friends With

Tim Lihoreau | Posted 07.20.2012 | Books
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 | Books

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?