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  • Slang Words Added To New Edition Dictionary

    There's 2,000 new words added to the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Among them are a few slang words....



    If you are from the Bay Area or have lived in Northern California for any length of time you have probably heard it used as part of the local dialect. Radio personalities use it, kids in high school say it, people describe their excessive hunger by embellishing with it. Hella, which can be used as an adverb or adjective, was among 2,000 new words selected this year by the editors at Merriam-Webster.

    The G-rated version “hecka” is also popular with the younger Bay Area generation but didn’t make the highly respected dictionary publisher's cut.

    So where the heck did hella come from? Many believe it is an adaptation of the word helluva, according to Dictionary.com. The word is rumored to have originated in the Hayward area while some sources say it started in Oakland. One thing we know for certain is that we are hella proud to finally have our word validated.

    http://patch.com/california/castrova...er-new-edition

    Brits must be just beside themselves witnessing what we are doing to the English language over here.
    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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    More first-time entries:

    ICYMI, Bitcoin, revenge porn, microloan, gastric banding, and TMI.
    "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

    "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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    • #3
      I had no idea there's actually a word that means “fear of being without one’s cellphone.”

      Nomophobia
      "Stand for the flag ~ Kneel for the fallen"

      "A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." ~ Bruce Lee

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      • #4
        Did they include the ever annoying "Yeahuh?"

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        • #5
          Hella cool!
          ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

          BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

          BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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          • #6
            what happened to libtard and ConDum?
            "Ask not what your country can do for you"

            Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

            you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Persephone View Post
              I had no idea there's actually a word that means “fear of being without one’s cellphone.”

              Nomophobia
              It had to come. It's the pacemaker for many people today.
              "Ask not what your country can do for you"

              Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

              you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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              • #8
                The dumbification of America continues...
                Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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                • #9
                  Language has always changed and fairly rapidly. That's why we are not speaking Latin today, or Old English. 500 years from now who knows what we might sound like. A time traveler might have some difficulty.
                  Homo homini lupus

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Persephone View Post
                    Brits must be just beside themselves witnessing what we are doing to the English language over here.
                    US English is like a conservative we dream compared to what the English/Welsh/Irish/Scots have done to the language.
                    Wisdom is personal

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by drivin-fool View Post
                      The dumbification of America continues...
                      With that you are offering proof. What dictionary can that be found in.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
                        With that you are offering proof. What dictionary can that be found in.
                        It will be in there next year
                        Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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