[lg policy] New words are great for back to school

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Fri Aug 26 15:25:10 UTC 2011


There's a new post on the Web of Language

It’s back to school, and that means it’s time for dictionaries to trot out their annual lists of new words. This week, dictionary-maker Merriam-Webster released a list of 150 words just added to its New Collegiate Dictionary
 for 2011, including cougar, ‘a middle-aged woman seeking a romantic relationship with a younger man,’ boomerang child, ‘a young adult who returns to live at home for financial reasons,’ and social media—if you don’t know what that means, then you’re still living in the last century.
 
Read all about new words for back to school on the Web of Language:
 
http://bit.ly/rrBaTS


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Dennis Baron
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Department of English                    
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