Words reflect influence that tech, especially social networking, is having on our culture, says storied dictionary.
Rating its 10 most-searched-for words, the online dictionary shows that people are interested in more than just buzz-worthy semantics.
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.
In the spirit of the Stephen Colbert-fueled "truthiness," the dictionary giant crowns a l33t-speak favorite with its annual award.
Alert Merriam-Webster: Unlimited does not mean unlimited
The publisher launches a subscription service that provides online access to the unabridged version of Webster's Third New International Dictionary.
America Online removed an online thesaurus following complaints from gay rights groups about the synonyms it listed for "homosexual," the Associated Press reported. Merriam-Webster removed the synonyms as well, which included epithets such as "fruit" and "faggot." The latter apologized and is looking for other slurs in its Collegiate Thesaurus, the AP said.
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