Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Interesting list week

As noted in today's Gazette, Merriam-Webster has just released a sampling of new words and senses in the 2007 edition of the Collegiate Dictionary - "available this fall at bookstores everywhere." Shall we?

The biggest disappointment from where I'm sitting is #13. I can go on for some time about why we need an indefinite moratorium on the phrase "perfect storm." Mind you, I can also state my case succinctly: it's obnoxious.

Also, regarding #14: the new sense being added is "rocket-propelled grenade." Still not in there is "role-playing game." Where are my multiple-dice-owning homies on this one?

Finally: "Crunk?" Haven't we moved on yet?

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