“F-bomb,” “Sexting” and “Mashups” Are the Latest Additions to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

News / August 16, 2012
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“F-bomb,” “Sexting” and “Mashups” Are the Latest Additions the Merriam Webster Dictionary

The entry “sexting,” photographed in New York, Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, is one of the 15 new additions in the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Pop Quiz: Can you define all the boldface words in this sentence?

Kristen Stewart was sexting a married director, and when Robert Pattinson found out, he retreated to his man cave where his agent told him to hire a life coach. Instead, he listened to Skrillex mashups and read Twilight books on his e-reader with a box of Kleenex.

When Reese Witherspoon offered him her vacation house, it was a real game changer. There, he had an aha moment and added f-bombing  Stephenie Meyer to his bucket list.

If you successfully defined the meaning of all the words, Congratulations! You haven’t been living under a rock.

These words, plus 17 others,  will now be added to the 2012 edition of Merriam Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary with the hopes that future generations will understand what all of us douchebags have been talking about.


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