'Sexting,' 'aha moment' added to dictionary, among others

AP: Around 100 new words have been added to the 114-year-oldĀ Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.

Aha moment, made famous by Oprah Winfrey, and sexting were picked among others for the annual update after evidence from the words’ everyday usage was examined from several years.

More words added include: “Craft beer, e-reader, game changer, a new definition for “gassed” as slang for drained of energy, gastropub, geocaching, shovel-ready (a construction site ready for work) and tipping point.”

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    evolution.
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    pretty sure kpop was added also. Hello dictionary
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    I know language is living and all and I appreciate and approve of that but I cannot help but to feel a little sad that...
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    This was almost as exciting for me today as the release of AP’s 2012 election style guide. #nerd
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