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TUPPER: More words, meanings and whatnot

December 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Readers contribute to expanded South Dakota Dictionary.
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F-bomb, aha moment among new terms now in mainstream dictionary

August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The term “F-bomb” first surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but only landed in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary today, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach. Continue Reading

F-bomb makes it into mainstream dictionary

August 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s about freakin’ time. The term “F-bomb” first surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but only landed in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary on Tuesday, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach. Continue Reading

Dictionary covers regional vocabulary from A to Z

March 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Order a sloppy Joe in North or South Dakota, and the waiter may give you a blank stare. The popular beef-ona-bun sandwich is known to some there as a slushburger. People from parts of the West and Midwest call theirs a Spanish hamburger. And in northwest Iowa? It’s a tavern. Continue Reading

Locals support additions to dictionary

April 30, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Area residents seem to support new additions to the Oxford English Dictionary, including words that are commonly used in texting and other electronic language. Continue Reading