The Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus provides a definitive reference of words in the English language in an easy-to-use electronic format. With a simple layout and excellent results, this is the king of electronic dictionaries.
The program is delightfully simple to navigate, with an intuitive layout and highly readable results. We never considered looking for the Help file because everything is so crystal clear, which is a good thing in a reference work. You can scroll through an alphabetical list of the entire dictionary or simply type in a word to call up a definition. If you misspell a word, the … Read more
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Geek culture is once again showing its influence over the mainstream lexicon in the latest version of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, which includes word additions such as webinar, malware, netroots, pretexting (thank you Hewlett-Packard), and fanboy (thank you Apple).
Webinar is "one more example of the significant ongoing trend for electronic technologies to add words to the language," Merriam-Webster publisher John Morse said in a Monday press release about the 100 or so new words in the 2008 edition of the influential reference guide.
That's in line with Merriam-Webster's choice of the term "wOOt"… Read more
That's how I feel about Merriam-Webster's selection of the 2007 word of the year.
Which just happens to be "w00t."
Defined by M-W as "expressing joy (it could be after a triumph, or for no reason at all); similar in use to the word 'yay,'" "w00t" has been one of my favorite words for years.
You have to give the company credit for choosing a word straight out of the l33t- (or "leet" or "elite") speak dictionary, the argot used by geeks of many colors that substitutes … Read more