Merriam-Webster adds 100 New Words to the Dictionary...
One hundred new words are now included on Merriam-Webster's website and will be included in their next dictionary editions available in September.
As usual there are some techy words on the list like webinar. There are also culinary editions like edamame (yum) and proseco (double yum). And, finally, an official word to describe people like me, a vegetarian who eats fish--pescatarian--and a name for misheard song lyrics--mondegreen (which I find a tad malaprop-ish).
I enjoyed this particular quote from John Morse, Merriam-Webster's president and publisher,
"There's a kind of collective genius on the part of the people developing this technology, using vocabulary that is immediately accessible to all of us. It's sometimes absolutely poetic."
As a frequent word maker-upper, I've always loved that the English language is so dynamic. It really is rather wonderful, powerful even, that we coin new terms as we need them and they so quickly take a place in the lexicon.
Now if only my my spell check function would automatically update when words become official.