Merriam Webster's New Words for 2011

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Merriam-Webster has announced the 150 or so words its adding to its Collegiate Dictionary for 2011. This year's update reflects changes in medicine, technology, cuisine, and culture — and shows the American idiom is very much in flux. If you've ever given a fist bump, sent a tweet, or purchased fair trade coffee, then you're already familiar with some of the new terms. In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with Peter Sokolowski, Editor at Large for Merriam-Webster.




Peter Sokolowski

Hosted by:

Kerry Nolan

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

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