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Conservatives throw a tantrum over Merriam-Webster’s revised ‘racism’ definition

The new definition will aim to reflect the modern reality of racism.

On Jun 10, 2020 by Nahila Bonfiglio

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

Searches for ‘they’ increased by 313% in 2019.

On Dec 10, 2019 by Alex Dalbey

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

Transphobes are mad because they don’t understand how language works.

On Sep 18, 2019 by Alex Dalbey

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

2017 was an exceptional year for feminism, in the best (and worst) ways.

On Dec 12, 2017 by Samantha Grasso

One very passionate voter for President Donald Trump said not even Jesus would be able to convince him there was any wrongdoing between the the president's campaign and Russia ahead of the 2016 election.

Dictionary announces its Word of the Year: ‘Complicit’

It’s a politically perfect fit for 2017.

On Nov 27, 2017 by Ana Valens

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Merriam-Webster totally owned America during the debate

Did Clinton really call Trump a Demogorgon?

On Oct 10, 2016 by Austin Powell

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Praise be: ‘Misgender,’ ‘woke,’ and ‘manspread’ are now in the dictionary

The latest additions are an ‘intersectional’ dream.

On Jul 19, 2016 by Mary Emily O’Hara

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Is a hot dog a sandwich? The great American debate resurfaces

Your BBQ just got controversial. Again.

On May 27, 2016 by Lauren L’Amie

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Merriam-Webster disses following heated exchange

Dictionary fight!

On Apr 12, 2016 by David Britton

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Web stars explain’s newest words, from ‘yaaas’ to ‘on fleek’

Internet slang keeps entering official lexicons.

On Nov 18, 2015 by Rae Votta

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How dictionary-makers are building an encyclopedia of Internet slang

But they might never make it into print.

On May 27, 2015 by Selena Larson

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You’ll never guess which word just made it into the dictionary

This is epic.

On May 26, 2015 by Miles Klee

Homepage article image adds ‘basic,’ ‘brogrammer,’ and ‘revenge porn’

Your vocabulary just got bigger.

On May 6, 2015 by Miles Klee

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7 better choices for Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year

Culture? Nope, that’s garbage. These are the most important words of 2014.

On Dec 16, 2014 by Miles Klee

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What we learned from a 7-year tour of @everyword

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Or hardship. Or agony.

On Jun 5, 2014 by Miles Klee

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