Merriam-Webster adds 150 new words including tweep, selfie, Yooper and crowdfunding

By Justin Kahn ยท 12 replies
May 20, 2014
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  1. More of the made up words birthed from the internet age like crowdfunding and phablet are being officially added into the dictionary. We last reported when Oxford added terms like derp, twerk and selfie, and now Merriam-Webster is following suit...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,875   +1,206

    Poutine is new to the list? What, did someone finally visit Canada and walk into a restaurant?! For those who haven't been in a greasy spoon in the great-white-north, a Poutine is french fries covered in gravy and cheese, and it isn't new. I'm actually shocked we don't have them in Wisconsin. We're usually first in line for something fried and covered in cheese.
    CanadEan84 likes this.
  3. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +138

    Gravy and fries is great. Gravy, cheese, and fries just sound like diarrhea waiting to happen.
  4. CanadEan84

    CanadEan84 TS Rookie

    No doubt eh?! Poutine has been around for as long as I can remember. Anyone who hasn't tried it should take the plunge with the exception of someone with allergies to this greatness.

    Spoken as a Canadian.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,645   +3,268

    Maybe it's because your dictionary hasn't got the words "cholesterol" or "heart attack" in it but don't worry about it though because mine doesn't have them either. :)
    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  6. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,875   +1,206

    Lol, Cheese... it puts the poo in poutine. I'll have to mention that to my Canadian friends.

    Oh, those words are in there... right next to 'denial.'
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  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,645   +3,268

    You could be right. Who needs an alphabetical dictionary anyway when there's Google?
    cmbjive likes this.
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,254   +614

    Proving once again that the HUMAN race reached its peak, and now is devolving back to the primitive stage.
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  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I didnt expect Dubstep to make it XD.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Since when? Cheese is a very "binding" food. Try a downing half pound of sharp cheese along with a half bottle of Percocets (*). You'll practically forget about pooping for at least a week. And after that, it's kind of debatable if you'll even remember how.....

    (*) Not all at once, though. Hay mucho peligro ahi
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  11. Bubbajim

    Bubbajim TS Maniac Posts: 225   +150

    What a nice* comment. Language evolves, get over it.

    *go look up the etymology of "nice".
  12. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,734   +643

    I know someone who's lactose intolerant. For that person, eating any dairy product would most likely result in at least a week on the pot.
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  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,754   +2,429

    Lactose intolerance is a terrible tragedy. In cats, folk wisdom claims that cats like a saucer full of milk from time to time. However, if they are not given milk throughout their lives, they become lactose intolerant. I have two cats, one still drinks a bit of milk quite successfully pushing 12 years of age, the other, (about the same age), avoids it like the plague.

    Me, I like to slug down about a pint of whole milk with my cookies, cake, or pie at bedtime. That, along with a couple of benadryl tablets, and I sleep like a baby, so do my bowels.

    People of Asian origin are, by and large, lactose intolerant. That really doesn't seem to have held them back very much, as attested to by the existence of something like 3 billion Chinese. I'd suggest pumping their water supply full of lactose, which would precipitate, (pun intended), them spending less time in the bedroom, and more time on the can.

    BTW, while it's true I did above indeed, recite some politically correct dogma, about lactose intolerance being a tragedy. The truth is, I could care less about anyone who is. All it means is more milk, ice cream, and pizza for me....:cool:

    Cheese contains NO fiber, and is heavily laden with protein and fats. Accordingly , it has a slow gut transit time, with a heavy residue make up. Accordingly, in people who aren't lactose intolerant, it is a very binding food.

    This is why our astronauts, (I believe), were given high protein, low residue means before heading off into space.

    And pretty please, spare me a lecture me about cholesterol.

    The trouble with the people of your generation is this; you think that self driving cars and better video game graphics is "evolution". Trust me, it's not.
    Last edited: May 21, 2014

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