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So, I heard yesterday that there are three new words added to the dictionary:<br><br><br><br>
google<br><br>
unibrow<br><br>
drama queen<br><br><br><br>
Apparently in order for words to be added they have to be more than just a fad, and these three made the grade.
 

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Here's a "sneak peak" of the new words to be added, provided by Merriam-Webster. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br><a href="http://m-w.com/info/new_words.htm" target="_blank">http://m-w.com/info/new_words.htm</a>
 

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I'm surprised some of the words didn't make it in sooner (like polyamory)<br><br><br><br>
Just out of curiousity... if you all could add any word to the dictionary (real or made up) what would it be?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>MZCsmpsns</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I'm surprised some of the words didn't make it in sooner (like polyamory)<br><br><br><br>
Just out of curiousity... if you all could add any word to the dictionary (real or made up) what would it be?</div>
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pleather. If it isn't in there already. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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chilax.
 

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Bish = Bull ****<br><br>
sort of like ish = **** but throw a b in front.<br><br><br><br>
So what is the definition of google used? Does this now mean "google" is a generic term? Because you can't trademark generic terms in the US.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>bigdufstuff</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Bish = Bull ****<br><br>
sort of like ish = **** but throw a b in front.<br><br><br><br>
So what is the definition of google used? Does this now mean "google" is a generic term? Because you can't trademark generic terms in the US.</div>
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It's being listed as a transitive verb.<br><br><br><br>
Usage: often capitalized<br><br>
Etymology: Google, trademark for a search engine<br><br>
: to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web
 
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in the uk dictionary- it'd have to be 'minging' - which is pronounced with 'ming' as in the dynasty.<br><br><br><br>
i'd describe minging as meaning ' to be nasty, ugly, unattractive, dirty, gross, abohrant, repulsive, [email protected], disliked, and just not great'. similar words include 'rank' (sp?).<br><br><br><br>
the term is usable in the following contexts:<br><br><br><br>
-oh my god he/she is a complete/right/total minger (he/she is a rough and unattractive looking/dirty type of person- possibly one whom it is also easy to obtain sexual favours and probably sti's from)<br><br><br><br>
-yeah, i fink it definately mings (it is repellant, and not enjoyable/appreciated- sort of similar to 'it sucks')<br><br><br><br>
-i fink that doing maths is well minging (alternate use of 'it mings' see above)<br><br><br><br>
-that club we went to totally minged loads (which would actually probably be said as 'that was well minging'- see above)<br><br><br><br>
....ah, minging.... a word well loved by the youth of england, lol. sounds best when said by a not so academically gifted teenage girl with a bit of a shrill high pitched voice and 'fick' accent, while hanging around a shady part of town in her 'kappa slapper' gear, with a bottle of cider/alcopops and packet of fags in her hand.
 

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I'm half-surprised that "lede" and "kutline" haven't made it into the dictionary yet. They are common newsroom spellings for the beginning of a news story and the caption under a photo, respectively.<br><br><br><br>
"Mouse potato" is a new one on me, but it sure is a good one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Colbert has coined (or re-coined) "Truthiness."<br><br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truthiness" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truthiness</a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Truthiness is the quality by which a person purports to know something emotionally or instinctively, without regard to evidence or to what the person might conclude from intellectual examination. Stephen Colbert created this definition of the word during the first episode (October 17, 2005) of his satirical television program The Colbert Report, as the subject of a segment called "The Wørd."</div>
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Truthiness <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:"> no no no<br><br><br><br>
I too was surprised that many of those words were not already in the dictionary. Gastric bypass, biodiesel, ringtone....these words are hardly new.<br><br><br><br>
They seem to be in a different category than say "mouse potato" (which I've not heard before)
 

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I hadn't heard "mouse potato" but I likes it! (and am one!)<br><br><br><br>
and ROFL @ "truthiness"<br><br><br><br>
I'd add "Mc ____" Like "McMansion" or "McMall" -- prefix meaning corporate, fast, and cheap.
 
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