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‘Single-use’ edges out ‘VAR,’ ‘floss,’ ‘gammon,’ and ‘plogging’ as this dictionary’s word of the year

Glasgow-based Collins Dictionary has chosen their 2018 Word of the Year: single-use. The adjective meaning “made to be used once only” beat out the abbreviation VAR (“video assistant referee”), floss (the dance, not the dental product), gammon (a white, angry male who supports Brexit), and plogging (a Swedish activity that involves jogging and picking up […]

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Dictionary.com defines ‘traitor’ in a brutal Donald Trump subtweet

President Donald Trump, burned again by a dictionary.Image: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images By Nicole Gallucci2018-07-16 19:49:34 UTC Hell hath no fury like Dictionary.com after Donald Trump’s joint press conference with Vladimir Putin. In true 2018 woke dictionary fashion, following Trump’s comments in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, the official Dictionary.com Twitter account brutally subtweeted the U.S. president.  […]

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Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster are having a field day with Roseanne and Trump

Daily Kos Staff Tuesday May 29, 2018 · 1:01 PM PDT 2018/05/29 · 13:01 Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster’s social media squads have been having a lot of fun today with the news that crummy, racist person Roseanne Barr’s show was canceled. Dictionary.com had worked earlier to help people understand the not-so-subtle differences between being “racist” and being “bizarre.” Dictionary.com […]

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