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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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'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

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Geocache beats out retweet, cosplay as new Scrabble word

Fans vote for "geocache" to be added to the Official Scrabble Dictionary. Don't even try to get a double-word score for "twerking."

By May 23, 2014

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Tech Retrospect: A new Surface and another major hack

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By May 23, 2014

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Use mobile dictionary apps even when offline

The Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com apps for Android and iOS can be used even when your device is offline.

By February 22, 2014

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Scrabble to get new official word: Twerk? Derp? Photobomb?

Selfie, noob, lifehack, or bromance could be a new word in Hasbro's official Scrabble Players Dictionary thanks to the Scrabble Word Showdown. May the best word win!

By March 13, 2014

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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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In T-Mobile's 'Simple Choice' plan, 'unlimited' meets limits

A new voice plan billed to make life easier for consumers sick of asterisks shouldn't instead make it harder. How T-Mobile got today's launch wrong.

By March 26, 2013

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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