Merriam-Webster Adds New Words to the Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster just announced a bunch of new words that they've added to their dictionary, which basically legitimizes them...for better or worse.  Here are some of the highlights:

1.  Pregame: "to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity, such as a party or a night out."

2.  Froyo: "frozen yogurt."

3.  Sriracha: "a pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar, and that is typically used as a condiment."

4.  Front: "to assume a fake or false personality to conceal one's true identity and character."

5.  Schneid: "a slang term for a losing streak, as in sports."

6.  Troll: "to harass, criticize, or antagonize someone, especially by provocatively disparaging or mocking public statements, postings, or acts."

Some of the other words they added are open carry and concealed carry...alt-right and dog whistle...hive mind...ransomware and malware...and Internet of Things. 

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