As a writer, I’m always interested to see, year to year, which words end up getting added to the dictionary.
Usually they are popular words that bee-bop around the lexicon and eventually get legitimized.
Generally, once the word is added to Merriam-Webster, the trend is so over…
Anyhow, here’s a sampling of new words recently added:
Staycation (my *god* I loathe this word…and I’m a lover of words!)
Frenemy (pretty much hate this one too)
Locavore ( : sound of head pounding on desk : )
And a new definition for sock puppet (whatever)
I’m sure that words like tweeple, facebrag and running latte are soon to follow.
Is it a bad sign that Urban Dictionary has become a legitimate reference tool?