Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary has announced their additions for 2012 which include;
‘Aha Moment’ – A sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension.
‘Bucket List’ – Things that one wants to experience before dying.
‘Craft Beer’ – A specialty beer produced in limited quantities, usually by a microbrewery.
‘Earworm’ – A song or melody that keeps repeating in one’s mind, ie: “Call Me Maybe”.
‘Energy Drink’ – A beverage containing caffeine and/or other ingredients to increase energy.
‘E-Reader’ – A handheld electronic device used for reading books and other printed material.
‘F-bomb’ – The ‘f-word’ used metaphorically as a euphemism.
‘Flexitarian’ – One whose normally meatless diet occasionally includes meat or fish.
‘Mash-up’ – Something created by combining elements from two or more sources.
‘Sexting’ – The sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cellphone.
Since they add a few new words each year we were wondering if you thought any words you use on a daily basis should be added to the dictionary, and this is some of our favourites you came up with;
‘Skeeze’ – You are cheap or constantly expecting things from other people
‘Swag’ – You have a serious confidence and style about yourself
‘Hashtag’ – The way to identify members of a conversation on Twitter
Our friends at Dolan’s Pub also have their own term for enjoying an experience at their establishment;
‘Dolansing’ – To enjoy drinks, music, dancing, and or food at Dolan’s Pub
Thanks for all of your input! I guess we will have to wait until this time next year to find out if the Merriam-Webster crew will add our suggestions or not.
Keep it classy!