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Ginormous!
« on: July 11, 2007, 01:09:56 PM »

New Dictionary Includes 'Ginormous'
http://abclocal.go.com/wp...on=bizarre&id=5469530
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - July 10, 2007 - It was a ginormous year for the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster. Along with embracing the adjective that combines "gigantic" and "enormous," the dictionary publishers also got into Bollywood, sudoku and speed dating.

But their interest in India's motion-picture industry, number puzzles and trendy ways to meet people was all meant for a higher cause: updating the company's collegiate dictionary, which goes on sale this fall with about 100 newly added words.

As always, the yearly list gives meaning to the latest lingo in pop culture, technology and current events.

There's "crunk," a style of Southern rap music; the abbreviated "DVR," for digital video recorder; and "IED," shorthand for the improvised explosive devices that have become common in the war in Iraq.

If it sounds as though Merriam-Webster is dropping its buttoned-down image with too much talk of "smackdowns" (contests in entertainment wrestling) and "telenovelas" (Latin-American soap operas), consider it also is adding "gray literature" (hard-to-get written material) and "microgreen" (a shoot of a standard salad plant.)
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 01:12:00 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 01:12:47 PM »

Why does Merriam-Webster hate the English language?
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 01:14:30 PM »

Why does Merriam-Webster hate the English language?

... and 'merka too!
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 01:18:57 PM »

Why does Merriam-Webster hate the English language?

... and Dan Dierdorf too!

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 01:23:37 PM »

That's ridonkulous.  Which incidently is not a word yet and that is ridonkulous too.  How many times do I have to say it for it to be a word?
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007, 03:32:42 PM »

That's ridonkulous.  Which incidently is not a word yet and that is ridonkulous too.  How many times do I have to say it for it to be a word?

You're in line behind SLOMING.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007, 10:57:31 PM »

What about 'Strategery' and 'Beheaders'?

Are those in there?
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007, 05:10:41 AM »

Chillax people.... it's Friday Buddies
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 05:12:38 AM »

Friday?    Unpossible.
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 05:54:08 AM »

Friday?    Unpossible.

Well almost... atleast I'll be drurking tomorrow...
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