Thursday, July 09, 2009

New words have been added to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. Sorry folks, they aren't new and improved cuss words or anything you haven't already said (well maybe one or two of them are). The words are:
  • Locavore (one who eats foods grown locally)
  • Frenemy (someone who acts like a friend but is really an enemy)
  • Waterboarding (an interrogation technique use to induce the sensation of drowning)
  • Vlogs (a blog that contains video material)
  • Webisode (a TV show that can be viewed at a Web site)
  • Flash mob (a group of people summoned electronically to a designated spot at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing)
  • Green-collar (involving actions for protecting the natural environment)
  • Sock puppet (false online identity used for deceptive purposes)
  • Staycation (a vacation where you stay at home)
Feel free to use 'em now, Merriam Webster has made 'em official!

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