Webster’s Dictionary Adds New Words [VIDEO]
You’re not going to believe what’s in the dictionary for the 2012 edition.
Merriam Webster has released the list of new words they’re putting in the 2012 edition of the Collegiate Dictionary. Yeah. Like college kids need more slang words. I can barely understand what they’re saying now.
E-reader n - A handheld electronic device designed to be used for reading e-books and similar material.
I’m not so sure about these e-reader thingies. I don’t think there is anything better than cracking open an actual book. The sound of pages turning and the smell of a good classic is hard to beat.
Energy drink n – A usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients intended to increase the drinkers energy.
I am prohibited from consuming an energy drink prior to entering the Mix 94.9 studios.
F-bomb n – Used metaphorically as a euphemism for curse words that begin with the letter “f”.
It’s about time.
Life coach n – an adviser who helps people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems.
I thought “psychiatrist”, “psychologist”, “head shrinker” and “shrink” pretty much took care of this one.
Man cave n – A room or space designed for and according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities.
I have the equivalent. It’s called the Lady Lounge and is filled with a 32 inch flat screen TV and DVD player hooked up to my Bose speakers. That’s in front of my eight foot overstuffed couch that’s next to my closet filled with the shoe and handbag collection.
Mashup n – Something created by combining elements from two or more sources. A piece of music.
One of the best examples of this is Never Gonna Smell Like Teen Spirit. It will change your life.