Skip to comments.Merriam-Webster's dictionary new words: 'Spoiler alert,' 'selfie,' 'catfish' and more for 2014
Posted on 05/19/2014 5:07:08 PM PDT by SMGFan
The English language is always adding new words. Why, just a few years ago, there was no way to tell a social-networking fangirl that it was a spoiler alert to talk about who was catfished on MTV last night, nor was there a way to properly discuss a social networking hashtag of a steampunk tweep taking a selfie while listening to auto-tune dubstep.
Merriam-Webster has fixed this by adding 150 new words to its official dictionary in 2014. Here are just some of the new additions:
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I guess not. RIP, Catfish.
AKA James Augustus Hunter
Birthplace: Hertford, NC
Location of death: Hertford, NC
Cause of death: Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Remains: Buried, Cedarwood Cemetery, Hertford, NC
No twerk or twerking with a pic of Miley?
What, no Obamanation?