Merriam-Webster released this year’s dictionary update and the additions are… interesting.

According to their website, the dictionary expansion includes more 1,700 words:

As of last week, it’s grown by more than 1,700 entries, and existing entries have expanded by more than 700 new senses. We’ve added 3,200 examples that provide contextual information, and another 200 entries for some of the words people most frequently look up have been updated and enhanced.

Some of the new entries are for terms you’ve heard of and some likely aren’t.

Several words birthed from the politisphere made the cut — like this lefty favorite. Take this one away and they’d have no clue how to chat about the Koch brothers:

dark money merriam-webster dictionary addition

And this one (Thanks for letting this monster through, Congress):

net neutrality merriam webster dictionary addition

There was also this one I’d never heard before:

eggcorn merriam webster dictionary addition

Some additions are disturbing (culturally speaking), and probably serve as some kind of apocalyptic trigger meant to bring on the four horsemen. At the very least, they’re indicative of our pop-culture culture.

A selfie culture deserves to have “photobomb” installed as part of its official language, right?

photo bomb added to merriam webster dictionary

Why wear jeans when you can wear their stretchy, impostor cousin — jeggings? It’s worth noting that our blog spell checker hasn’t quite caught up with the dictionary and wants to correct “jeggings” to… “jigging”?

jegging dictionary addition merriam webster

This popular catch-all was also canonized by our language overlords:

WTF added to dictionary merriam webster dictionary addition

And thus the decline of western civilization continues.

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