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Merriam-Webster Politely Tells Trump He Did Not Invent Phrase ...

President Donald Trump came up with the phrase “prime the pump” to describe government stimulus of the economy, he claimed to The Economist in an interview published on Thursday. Merriam-Webster , tireless defender of words, had a quick and ... Huffington Post, 1 week ago

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This Word Is Harder To Define Than 'Schadenfreude' Or 'Antidisestablishmentarianism'

&& What words give a Merriam-Webster lexicographer the most consternation? Some people might envision a list of 10-dollar terms like “verisimilitude,” “nidifugous” or “poniard” as true dictionary stumpers, but as word maven ...
 Huffington Post2 months ago
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Merriam-Webster trolls United Airlines by sharing the definition of 'volunteer'

A dictionary Twitter account has poked fun at United Airlines after a passenger was dragged off an overbooked flight.
 Breaking News1 month ago Merriam-Webster Dictionary Trolls United Airlines Over Definition Of 'Volunteer'  Huffington Post1 month ago
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Dictionary Merriam-Webster has totally schooled Kellyanne Conway on the definition of feminism

Who wouldve thought that a dictionary would actually be a source of amazing burns? Merriam-Webster has shown some serious sass with its response to Kellyanne Conways comments on feminism. (Susan Walsh/AP) First things first: what exactly did Donald Trumps ...
 Breaking News2 months ago

Ivanka Trump doesn't know what 'complicit' means; Merriam

Now taking on an official unpaid role in the administration, Ivanka Trump has come under increased scrutiny. So far she has focused on policies relating to women and workforce development, but she has drawn criticism for avoiding public comment on her ...
 First Post.com1 month ago
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Now's Your Chance To Correct Donald Trump's Word Use For A Living

Bad news: The genius behind your favorite Twitter account is retiring. Good news: Your chance to correct President Donald Trump ’s word use for a living has arrived. On Tuesday morning, the beloved Twitter account belonging to Merriam-Webster announced ...
 Huffington Post1 week ago
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Did The German Embassy Just Subtweet America?

It’s been one helluva ride lately for American politics. In the past week alone, President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, who was investigating whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the election, causing a maelstrom of ...
 Huffington Post1 week ago

A Hungarian invention that helped the British in WWII

Tracing the early life of the humble ballpoint pen to its present. IMAGE: Modern folks would not even think of the ballpoint pen as an innovation. It seems to be an inexpensive writing instrument, not worth too much thought. Yet it had to fight for a life. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters. Pen maker John Loud got a ballpoint pen patent in 1888. Anton Shaeffer in 1901. Michael Brown in 1911. While Lorenz presented a prototype ball pen in 1924. IMAGE: László Bíró, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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