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.


At July 11, 2007 11:55 AM, Blogger Darrell said...

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

At July 11, 2007 1:18 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

ha u should read the urban dictionary Cube!

At July 11, 2007 3:12 PM, Blogger 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".


At July 11, 2007 4:09 PM, Blogger 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.

At July 11, 2007 4:44 PM, Blogger David Amulet said...

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

-- david

At July 11, 2007 9:07 PM, Blogger Yanks4Life23519 said...

yes...Body Count is a mystery and deals with the FBI and profiling...definitely check it out! :)

At July 11, 2007 9:11 PM, Blogger 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)

At July 12, 2007 7:08 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Maybe crunk=crap+junk?

Just a thought.

At July 12, 2007 10:49 AM, Blogger 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.

At July 12, 2007 3:08 PM, Blogger Opinionnation said...

Maybe crunk=crap+junk?


At July 13, 2007 7:12 AM, Blogger 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.

At July 13, 2007 9:26 AM, Blogger cube said...

caz: Gotcha! It was a small joke.


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