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Was 'Twerk' Actually Added To The Dictionary?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Hashtag' And 'Tweep' Added To The Dictionary

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 05.20.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — Da "Yoopers" up dere in da U.P., Michigan's Upper Peninsula, have hit it big with inclusion of their nickname in Merriam-Webster's C...

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 ...