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Merriam-Webster's Twitter is the political shade queen

Merriam-Webster's Twitter is the political shade queen The dictionary's Twitter account, which has a healthy fan base of 240,000 followers, throws down a substantial amount of shade, usually of the political variety.The woman behind the glorious wit is Lauren Naturale, Merriam-Webster's content and social media manager.

Merriam-Webster subtweeted Kellyanne Conway on behalf of feminists everywhere

Merriam-Webster subtweeted Kellyanne Conway on behalf of feminists everywhere Who knew reference books could use Twitter so well?Kellyanne additionally said that the Women's March that took place on Jan.

People are looking up the word 'complicit' thanks to hilarious 'SNL' Ivanka Trump sketch

People are looking up the word 'complicit' thanks to hilarious 'SNL' Ivanka Trump sketch Television is nothing if not an inexhaustible learning tool, right?Following Saturday Night Live's perfume parody "Complicit," starring Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump, many viewers took to the internet to find out what exactly that mysterious word meant.

This dictionary has found a brutal way to catch cheating students

This dictionary has found a brutal way to catch cheating students An online Romanian dictionary has found a brilliant though slightly cruel way to deal with cheaters at exams.During a mock test for the National Evaluation last year, the DEX online dictionary noticed a spike in searches for certain words, arising fears that Grade 8 students were using it to cheat.

Drake's new album has inspired a whole lot of Google searches

Drake's new album has inspired a whole lot of Google searches Drake has had a very busy week.He released his 22-track 'playlist' More Life last Saturday night and shattered records for both Apple Music and Spotify after its release.

Merriam-Webster's Twitter just threw so much shade, you won't ever need sunscreen again

Merriam-Webster's Twitter just threw so much shade, you won't ever need sunscreen again The dictionary's official account has pulled no punches in roasting the Trump administration on various occasions." It's called Trump out for the language he uses many a time.

Sext and dabbing are now officially in the dictionary – no, we're serious

Sext and dabbing are now officially in the dictionary – no, we're serious com is doing its best to play the cool-kid dictionary game, adding 300 new words to its online database.While some new inclusions like "Black Lives Matter" are irrefutably important, we're not sure if we needed all of them (see: "dad bod").

Merriam-Webster throws shade at Ivanka Trump after she can't define the word 'complicit'

Merriam-Webster throws shade at Ivanka Trump after she can't define the word 'complicit' Who would have guessed we'd one day reach a point in life where everyone's favorite slinger of shade would be.where there's even the faintest hint of uncertainty surrounding a word, Merriam-Webster isn't far behind.

The dictionary keeps getting richer as ‘burkini’ and ‘dabbing’ become Scrabble-legal

The dictionary keeps getting richer as ‘burkini’ and ‘dabbing’ become Scrabble-legal Each year, more words join the official lexicon, sometimes even terms we wish we hadn’t heard.Some people look to the Oxford English Dictionary or the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, but anyone clever enough to have snapped up dictionary.

Merriam-Webster trolls United with the definition of 'volunteer'

Merriam-Webster trolls United with the definition of 'volunteer' In case United Airlines isn't aware of how problematic its statement on the controversial removal of a passenger from an overbooked flight is, Merriam-Webster whipped out a definition to enlighten everyone.What actually happened seems extremely removed from the "voluntary" actions United appeared to be concerned with before choosing a passenger to removed, so it makes sense that people flocked to their trusty dictionary to double check the definition.

Merriam-Webster just added the most 2017 word ever to the dictionary

Merriam-Webster just added the most 2017 word ever to the dictionary Listen up, sheeple — "sheeple" is now officially a word, so sayeth the shade-throwing master Merriam-Webster.If you've spent any time online, you know that "sheeple" is the word you use when you want to yell at an otherwise undefined group of people.

Merriam-Webster lists ‘sheeple’ as a word, cites Apple fanatics as examples

Merriam-Webster lists ‘sheeple’ as a word, cites Apple fanatics as examples And as a sign of the times, the respected language source has added the word “sheeple” (a word that our word processor still doesn’t recognize) to the official list of Webster-ordained words.” Now, as dictionaries are wont to do, Merriam-Webster provided some context for the word, placing it in a sentence.

Merriam-Webster thinks Apple lovers are sheeple

Merriam-Webster thinks Apple lovers are sheeple Merriam-Webster defines its new word, "sheeple," as those who are "easily influenced.But the dictionary chose Apple fans as its mental image.