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05.26.15
WTF, 'Clickbait' and 'Emoji' are now officially words?
05.26.15

WTF, 'Clickbait' and 'Emoji' are now officially words?

As the English language continues to evolve in response the internet's cultural onslaught, Merriam...

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08.12.14
The copy of the U.S. Constitution that's installed on every Mac
08.12.14

The copy of the U.S. Constitution that's installed on every Mac

Sometimes when I see just how ignorant many American politicians are of the Constitution of the Un...

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07.22.14
Totes amazeballs added to the dictionary, because YOLO
07.22.14

Totes amazeballs added to the dictionary, because YOLO

When dictionary makers use internet slang, we always feel the same as if our parents had gotten a...

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05.20.14
The words hashtag, steampunk and selfie are now tired enough to go in the dictionary
05.20.14

The words hashtag, steampunk and selfie are now tired enough to go in the dictionary

There's something in the water over on lexicography boulevard. Just a day after Collins asked Twit...

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05.19.14
Should 'Adorkable' 'Duckface' or 'Nomakeupselfie' be added to the dictionary?
05.19.14

Should 'Adorkable' 'Duckface' or 'Nomakeupselfie' be added to the dictionary?

How does the fusty council of elders that compose Collins' English Dictionary spend their time? Ju...

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08.23.13
Google expands word definition box, makes looking up ten-dollar words easier
08.23.13

Google expands word definition box, makes looking up ten-dollar words easier

Here's one for the logophiles and the voracious readers: searching for words on Google now returns...

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01.22.13
Mac 101: Mountain Lion's Magic Trackpad triple-finger tap dictionary lookup
01.22.13

Mac 101: Mountain Lion's Magic Trackpad triple-finger tap dictionary lookup

Let's say you're reading TUAW and you see that I've used the word "peripatetic" in a post. Whil...

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11.16.12
Enfour shares more details about app piracy
11.16.12

Enfour shares more details about app piracy

A few days ago, we wrote about the story of Enfour, an app developer that's specialized in a bu...

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11.13.12
Dictionary apps try to shame supposed pirates, plan backfires
11.13.12

Dictionary apps try to shame supposed pirates, plan backfires

A series of Dictionary apps recently took an, um, "innovative" path to fighting software piracy...

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