And Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year Is…
(Click to enlarge) A Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary is displayed in a bookstore November 10, 2003 in Niles, Illinois.
… Going to make Bill Nye a happy man.
The editors at America’s Merriam-Webster do things a little bit differently than the British chaps at Oxford Dictionaries. And we’re not just talking about where they throw their vowels and how many definitions they have for tosser.
(From Time / by Katy Steinmetz) – When it comes to choosing their respective words of the year, Oxford’s choice is more editorial, a qualitative selection meant to embody a shift in culture, while Merriam-Webster relies more on the numbers. Read the full story »