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'Hashtag,' 'selfie,' and 'tweep' join Merriam-Webster dictionary

Words reflect influence that tech, especially social networking, is having on our culture, says storied dictionary.

By May 20, 2014

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Merriam-Webster's word of the year isn't selfie, it's science

Rating its 10 most-searched-for words, the online dictionary shows that people are interested in more than just buzz-worthy semantics.

By December 3, 2013

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Geeks get a word in with Merriam-Webster

Geek culture once again shows its influence over the mainstream lexicon with the latest version of Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. New entries include fanboy, netroots, and webinar.

By July 7, 2008

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Merriam-Webster's 2007 word of the year: w00t

In the spirit of the Stephen Colbert-fueled "truthiness," the dictionary giant crowns a l33t-speak favorite with its annual award.

By December 11, 2007

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Alert Merriam-Webster: Unlimited does not mean unlimited

Alert Merriam-Webster: Unlimited does not mean unlimited

By October 9, 2006

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Science identifies the best in-flight meal (if you care about taste)

If you have to endure the horror of a meal on an airplane, a new study out of Cornell says some tastes are more intense than others. Order accordingly.

By May 19, 2015

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Ebola, hackers drive Dictionary.com word of the year: 'Exposure'

Dictionary.com says Ebola outbreaks, privacy concerns and horrific acts of violence influenced its decision to make "Exposure" the Word of the Year.

By November 19, 2014

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'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially in Oxford Dictionaries.

By August 17, 2014