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New Words Added To The Dictionary – Some You’re Not Supposed To Use!

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“F-bomb” is among some 100 words being added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in its annual update.

Associate editor Kory Stamper told AP , “It’s a word that is very visually evocative. It’s not just the F-word. It’s F-bomb. You know that it’s going to cause a lot of consternation and possible damage.”

Stamper said they’d traced the use of “F-bomb” back to a 1988 Newsday story in which then-New York Mets catcher Gary Carter was talking about how he’d given them up, along with other curse words. Some of the other words being added:

  • “a-ha moment” — popularized by Oprah Winfrey on her former TV show
  • “earworm” — a song that you can’t get out of your head
  • “man cave”
  • “brain cramp”
  • “bucket list”
  • “flexitarian” — someone who normally is vegetarian, but occasionally eats meat or fish
  • “underwater” — new definition added to refer to when someone owes more of their mortgage than the property is worth
  • “e-reader”
  • “craft beer”
  • “game changer”
  • “tipping point”
  • “life coach”

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