Every year, the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary makes new additions to its lexicon of established words — often to the chagrin of language purists.
For every "bootylicious" or "blog" that gets added to the official roster, you can count on thousands of angry linguists who decry the good old days when people actually knew how to speak proper English.
But slang has long made up the fabric of everyday speech, and with this year's 100 inductees, dictionary editors have come up with a list that they believe reflects the words that deserve a little defining action.
And lest you believe these are arbitrary, spur-of-the-moment decisions, The Associated Press writes that editors of the Springfield, Mass.-based company spend years tracking usage along everything from media stories to food and beverage labels.
So what are the words that made this year's cut?
Well, it starts with an F-bomb.
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