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Merriam-Webster Ponders Redefining A Dictionary
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Webster's Dictionary Deletes the Word 'Literally,' Blames Joe ...

NEW YORK— The editors at Merriam-Webster have confirmed that "literally" will no longer appear in future editions of the company's family of dictionaries, saying that the word has been so abused by Vice President Joe Biden that it must now be ... American Spectator, 3 hours ago
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2014 in Two Words: "Culture" and "Vape"?

What were the words of the year for 2014? If one were to believe the Merriam- Webster and Oxford dictionaries respectively, they were "culture" and "vape". Call us skeptical. But, based upon our totally unscientific and non-random survey of the ...
 Huffington Post2 weeks ago Why We Should Declare an Emoticon of the Year  Slate Magazine3 weeks ago Are you a modern wordsmith? Take the test here!  Times of India3 weeks ago 2014 Review: The buzzwords  Research Magazine1 month ago

Practical? Or Meddling, Very Busy, and Impertinent?

Earlier this week, with his deep dive into Merriam-Webster , Stefan Fatsis went to great lengths to explore the future of words. Or, more accurately, the future of defining words. In the video above, we consider the past and present of one word in ...
 Slate Magazine2 weeks ago
Motley Fool

OPEC vs. U.S.: Who will blink first on oil?

What is weighing oil prices down? NEW YORK The Merriam-Webster dictionary offers this definition for the word capitulate: "to stop fighting an enemy or opponent; to admit that an enemy or opponent has won." I'm not sure who oil companies are ...
 CNN Money2 weeks ago Crude Oil Beat Down Continues: Who Will Capitulate First?  Motley Fool2 weeks ago
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Opinions Versus Opinionated

I have opinions! Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines opinion as: "A view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter." In describing how "opinion" is used, Webster says, "Opinion implies a conclusion thought out ...
 Huffington Post2 weeks ago
Advertising Age

Marketers: Culture is Critical to Customer Engagement in 2015

It's no coincidence that in a year when "culture" was named Merriam-Webster's word of the year, the success of brands is increasingly being measured by their ability to gain cultural traction. This year, as the marketing landscape continues to ...
 Advertising Age3 weeks ago
Livemint.com

The art of the travel writer: Q&A with Paul Theroux

Travel verb \\ˈtra-vəl\\ : to go on a trip or journey: to go to a place and especially one that is far away—Merriam Webster Dictionary Travel verb \\ˈtra-vəl\\ : to proceed or advance in any way—www.dictionary.reference.com Travel verb ...
 Livemint.com1 month ago
Rolling Stone

'Culture,' 'Nostalgia' Top Merriam-Webster's 'Words of the Year'

The word "culture" tops Merriam-Webster's 2014 Words of the Year list, which was compiled by analyzing the top annual increases on word look-ups on the dictionary publisher's website. While searches for "culture" previously peaked in the fall, as ...
 Rolling Stone1 month ago Top 10 words of 2014: Merriam-Webster announces list  Examiner.com1 month ago Culture tops Merriam-Webster Top 10 …  Yahoo! Malaysia1 month ago Sonic commercial featuring 'je ne sais quoi'  Examiner.com1 month ago
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Texas Jon Holmes hits a hell of a shot to beat UConn, 55-54

Anthracite, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is a hard type of coal that burns slowly without much smoke or flame. Those anthracite-colored uniforms Texas wore on Sunday probably burn much faster.
 Austin American Statesman1 month ago UT's Holmes hits 'hell of a shot to beat UConn  Austin American Statesman1 month ago
Water Online

What Are You Wasting In Your Handling Of Wastewater, And Why?

By Jon Dunham, Steel Toe Group From Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Waste ; noun - loss of something valuable that occurs because too much of it is being used or because it is being used in a way that is not necessary or effective; An action or ...
 Water Online2 months ago
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