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posted by mrpg on Tuesday March 13 2018, @03:51AM   Printer-friendly
from the at-least-we-don't-use-kanjis dept.

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The language doesn't take a vacation, and neither does the dictionary. The words we use are constantly changing in big ways and small, and we're here to record those changes. Each word has taken its own path in its own time to become part of our language—to be used frequently enough by some in order to be placed in a reference for all. If you're likely to encounter a word in the wild, whether in the news, a restaurant menu, a tech update, or a Twitter meme, that word belongs in the dictionary.

[...] In recent years, the richest source of these newly adopted foreign-language words has been the world of food-or, perhaps we should say: the food of the world.

[...] The sometimes perplexing domain of digital financial exchanges opens a window into a subject that requires explanation for many of us, hence the detailed definition of cryptocurrency

[...] Health care, both physical and psychological, gives us many new words as well. Neoadjuvant refers to treatment for a disease or condition that is administered before the primary treatment in order to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome

Source: The Dictionary Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger (archive, because "adblocker" is not their favorite word)

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 13 2018, @05:02AM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 13 2018, @05:02AM (#651686)

    "embiggen" - Request to bash the speaker upside the head with a large club.
    "mansplain" - Notification that the speaker is a douche bag and you should disregard everything they say.
    "life hack" - Warning label applied to procedures that are likely hazardous to your health and probably damaging to the objects involved.
    "self-care" - Standard form of health insurance found in shit hole countries such as the United States of America.
    "initial coin offering" - A nearly foolproof plan to rapidly separate many morons from their money.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Tuesday March 13 2018, @07:42PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday March 13 2018, @07:42PM (#651950) Journal

    "fascinate" - To attach something to something else.
    "fixated" - The state something is in once repairs have been completed.
    "whistleblower" - Someone who leaked information prior to 2001.
    "terrorist" - Someone who leaked information after 2001.
    "too fah" - Rhode Islanders' description of anything more than 15 minutes away.
    "covfefe" - ???

    (A sign fascinated to the wall said to bring your borked Windows PC here to be fixated.)

    Teach kids that if it's not in Urban Dictionary, it's not a real word. Wikipedia article, or it's not true.

    Biden needs to mandate an official static TCP port for running 'finger' with TLS 1.3.