Steampunk And Catfish (The Other Kind) Are Now In The Dictionary

Merriam Webster has updated its newest edition with 150 new words. A lot of the terms — social networking, tweeps, hashtag, and catfish (in the identity sense, not in the goes-well-with-okra sense) — come from social media. But there are also plenty of other words including Yooper, freegan, fracking and more. » 5/19/14 8:40am 5/19/14 8:40am

Do the Words You Need Not Exist Yet? Good, Let's Make Some Up!

The folks over at Language Log are calling the word tuhao (definition: bling) "the hottest term on the Chinese internet these days." Today, we want to know your favorite new words spawned by the internet. Is the word you need not yet flying all over the interwebs? Then now is exactly the right time to propose it. » 11/13/13 7:00am 11/13/13 7:00am