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People Are Fighting to Change an Anti-MSG Term in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

People Are Fighting to Change an Anti-MSG Term in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Chef Eddie Huang and TV host Jeannie Mai are calling out the dictionary's outdated definition for "Chinese restaurant syndrome."
Major German Dictionary Adds 'Inshallah' to Lexicon

Major German Dictionary Adds 'Inshallah' to Lexicon

The German equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary has added the Arabic word "inshallah" to the German language lexicon.
How to teach your phone to curse

How to teach your phone to curse

Are you ducking tired of typos? Here's how to tweak your device settings to swear freely.
‘They’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

‘They’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Searches for ‘they’ increased by 313% in 2019. The post ‘They’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Merriam-Webster unveils its word of the year for 2019

Merriam-Webster unveils its word of the year for 2019

Back in September, the Merriam-Webster dictionary added a new definition of the word "they," including its use "to refer to a single person whose gender identity is non-binary." And now, "they" has

Hilariously Honest “Definitions” of Everyday Words Reveal Their Hidden Meanings

View this post on Instagram K. A post shared by HipDict – Definition By You (@hipdict) on Sep 3, 2019 at 8:12am PDT If you’ve ever texted “K” to someone, it could mean “okay” but you know it really

Google will help you pronounce difficult words

Google wants to make it easier to learn word pronunciations. Today, it introduced a new Search feature that will let users practice saying tricky words. When you look up a pronunciation, Google will
Find Out What Words Were First Used in Print The Year You Were Born

Find Out What Words Were First Used in Print The Year You Were Born

The year I was born was the year that “fist bump” was first used in print.
Oxford English Dictionary will feature four prominent ‘Star Wars’ terms

Oxford English Dictionary will feature four prominent ‘Star Wars’ terms

The words join other slang terms such as "circle jerk" and "whatevs" to be a part of the dictionary.
Oxford English Dictionary gets a major Star Wars update

Oxford English Dictionary gets a major Star Wars update

The Force is strong with the Oxford English Dictionary. That's thanks to an update to its list of words which feature four rather important Star Wars terms. Those words include: Jedi, lightsabre,

How to make your Mac’s dictionary popup way, way faster

Sick of waiting for the Mac's dictionary popup panel to load? Streamline your Spotlight Suggestions to make it appear instantly. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Merriam-Webster Adds More Than 530 New Words to Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Adds More Than 530 New Words to Dictionary

From time to time, Merriam-Webster makes revisions to the dictionary and for September 2019 the publication made the decision to...

Non-Binary Version of “They” Added to the Dictionary

In a significant step toward inclusivity, and another reminder of how powerful words are, Merriam-Webster has added the non-binary “them” to their dictionary. While accepting that the singular “they”
Merriam-Webster recognizes use of singular ‘they’ for nonbinary people

Merriam-Webster recognizes use of singular ‘they’ for nonbinary people

Transphobes are mad because they don’t understand how language works. The post Merriam-Webster recognizes use of singular ‘they’ for nonbinary people appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Merriam-Webster adds definition for gender nonbinary pronoun 'they'

Merriam-Webster adds definition for gender nonbinary pronoun 'they'

Merriam-Webster added a new definition for the word "they" in its most recent group of updates, reflecting the word's increased usage among people who identify as gender nonbinary — someone who

Get a paper dictionary

Austin Kleon with some excellent advice: "Go to Goodwill and buy a gigantic used paper dictionary for $5 and keep it on your desk." When you’re looking for a word to replace a word in your writing,
Social media is helping keep a hilarious and brilliant Scottish language alive

Social media is helping keep a hilarious and brilliant Scottish language alive

Rude, crude and extremely funny, “Scottish Twitter” has garnered much attention in recent years for its uniquely Celtic wit—and for the specific ways it uses language.
How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly, According to Martin Amis

How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly, According to Martin Amis

Martin Amis uses a thesaurus. The British novelist and critic is known as kind of a snob, and the thesaurus is known as a dangerous tool abused by amateur writers trying to sound smart, but as you’ve
Top Searches on Merriam-Webster Include 'Fascism' and 'Racism' After President Trump's Latest Rally

Top Searches on Merriam-Webster Include 'Fascism' and 'Racism' After President Trump's Latest Rally

Donald Trump held another neo-fascist rally yesterday in North Carolina, where the crowd chanted things like “treason,” “traitor,” and “send her back,” while the president talked about Democratic