Merriam-Webster Adds A Bunch Of Internet Slang To Dictionary AND 9 Words That Don’t Exist, But Definitely Should

WTF! Merriam-Webster Adds A Bunch Of Internet Slang To Dictionary

Merriam-Webster just added “emoji,” “meme,” “WTF” and “clickbait” to the dictionary among 1,700 OTHER new words, meaning that the Internet has succeeded in ruining the English language. Here are my favorite additions!

WTF (abbrev.)
Definition: what the f—, used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion or bemusement.

eggcorn (n.)
Definition: a word or phrase that sounds like and is mistakenly used in a seemingly logical or plausible way for another word or phrase either on its own or as part of a set expression.

colossal squid (n.)
Definition: an extremely large squid occurring in deep waters of the Southern Ocean that is the largest known living invertebrate.

sharing economy (n.)
Definition: economic activity that involves individuals buying or selling usually temporary access to goods or services, especially as arranged through an online company or organization.

vocal fry (n.)
Definition: a vocal effect produced by very slow vibration of the vocal cords and characterized by a creaking sound and low pitch.

NOW HERE ARE 9 WORDS THAT DON’T EXIST BUT SHOULD!

9 Words That Don’t Exist, But Definitely Should.

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2 Responses to Merriam-Webster Adds A Bunch Of Internet Slang To Dictionary AND 9 Words That Don’t Exist, But Definitely Should

  1. leannenz says:

    Love it! I just wrote a post about emoji after reading an article in the Japan Times saying that M.W had added it to their list. Thanks for dropping by and the like on my purple post. Not sure if its good form to put a link to my own post on a comment so will just leave it as an open invite. Feel free to drop by and check out the emoji post if you have time. It’s under the Japan category. Mmn this is probably the same as posting a link …..

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