Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary Adds 'F-Bomb' To 2012 Entries

The 2012 print edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, published Tuesday, now includes "F-bomb," "sexting" and "man cave" among about 100 new terms added to the reference. Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, told AP that "F-bomb" 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."

"Brain cramp," "bucket list," "energy drink," "life coach" and "aha moment," were also added to the 114-year-old print edition of the dictionary, as well as "flexitarian," "obesogeniccopernicium," "systemic risk," "craft beer," "e-reader," "game changer," "gastropub," "geocaching," "shovel-ready" and "tipping point." Online, hundreds of new entries are included each year.

In 2011, "tweet," "bromance" and "cougar" were among them. No word on whether fuck is also included by Merriam-Webster. *