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44th annual List of Words Banished released

The wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University have released LSSU's 44th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. 

2018's words of the year

With several dictionaries having selected their "words of the year" for 2018, check out which words rose to the top this year.

Merriam-Webster adds 840 new words

No need to study this month to increase your vocabulary. Merriam-Webster added 840 new words to the dictionary -- and chances are, you probably know many of them.

'Dumpster fire' is now in the dictionary

You've seen it hundreds of times in your social media feeds. A never-ending GIF of a dumpster, on fire, in reference to some ongoing, seemingly chronic calamity: a sport team's awful season, a tech firm's catastrophic product launch, a presidential candidate's chaotic campaign.