Dictionary.com set themselves up by posting the above photo with a quote from Abigail Reynold's 2008 novel, Pemberley by the Sea
Merriam-Webster was quick to attack its rival:
Dictionary.com fired back:
Merriam-Webster either gave up or is preparing for a massive counter-attack.
Four years since the last edition, Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary is on now shelves. From The Guardian: Included in the new edition are some long-awaited two letter words, notably OK and ew. “OK is something Scrabble players have been waiting for, for a long time,” said lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster. […]
Merriam-Webster added “sheeple” to their dictionary. It’s defined as “people who are docile, compliant, or easily influenced : people likened to sheep.” Here’s one of the two usage examples they include: Apple’s debuted a battery case for the juice-sucking iPhone—an ungainly lumpy case the sheeple will happily shell out $99 for.
Also in the running was “coulrophobia,” the fear of clowns, and “hygge,” a Danish concept meaning “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” From The Guardian: Defined by the dictionary as an adjective “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping […]
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