Merriam-Webster announced new additions to the dictionary for 2018, expanding on the 840 new entries, many of which you surely know. Merriam-Webster describes their choice to include new words as, “the addition of new words to a dictionary is a step in the continuous process of recording our ever-expanding language.”
The dictionary saysasual speech and abbreviated words. Examples include marg (margarita), fav (favorite), rando (random), adorbs (adorable), avo (avocado), guac (guacamole), and the ever-popular, bougie (bourgeois).
they are highlighting the value of mass education and inclusion by making sure that as soon as a word is spread throughout a certain subculture or majority, it is added to the dictionary. Tech words such as haptics, airplane mode, and Instagramming are being added, as are c
Other words coming this year are hangry, mocktails, tent city, self-harm, Generation Z, Latinx, bingeable, TL;DR (too long, didn’t read). Which inclusion is the most surprising to you?