Merriam Webster Dictionary

Sexting, F-Bombs and Gastropubs: Merriam-Webster Gets (Too) Hip

JD Halperin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Living
JD Halperin

The new Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary is out this week, and they have added a few words that make me doubt the seriousness of these lexicographers. These drudges may not be harmless. While I admit that sexting and F-bomb have a place in the dictionary, I can't help but feel like these lexicographers are pandering. I know that not all new entries are "fun" like these two, but I also suspect that there's a mandatory minimum of words like these to be included every year in order to generate Internet chatter.