Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Words

New Mirriam Webster Dictionary Includes 'Ginormous'

I thought ginormous was a word, but crunk is a new one to me.

The English language is full of surprises. For example, gullible is a word that's
not in the dictionary, yet everyone knows what it mean. Go figure.


Darrell said...

Dumbing down the dictionary seems like a bad idea to me. In fact, I'd call it a ginormous mistake.

WomanHonorThyself said...

ha u should read the urban dictionary Cube!

birdwoman said...

(I'll bite...)
Hey, I found gullible in the dictionary!

(cue 70's laugh track)

hey, it's the beauty of English. It is dynamic - with forces for change and structure constantly battling and allowing for growth. Remember, contractions were once considered "dumbing down the language".


Jamie Dawn said...

Well, at least they added sudoku to the list.
Hitonious just isn't that IN yet, but just you WAIT!!!

I won't be adding "crunk" to my vocabulary. Any kind of rap is hitonious to me.

David Amulet said...

I lost faith in dictionaries when I heard "Doh!" from The Simpsons made it in.

-- david

Yanks4Life23519 said...

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Marti said...

I'm Southern, but I'll pass on the crunk. My hillbilly relatives make crank, but uh, you didn't hear that from me

(Ginormous laugh)

Jen said...

Maybe crunk=crap+junk?

Just a thought.

Brooke said...

I tested my Webster's dictionary widget, and the only two I couldn't find were crunk and sudoku.

All the other words, including ginormous, were there.

Opinionnation said...

Maybe crunk=crap+junk?


Caz said...

I've never been gullible enough to buy the Mirriam Webster Dictionary.

All of my dictionaries include common words like gullible. Someone must be having a lend of you Cube.

cube said...

caz: Gotcha! It was a small joke.