One hundred new words have made their way into Merriam-Webster's august lexicon of the English language, and among them are some of the more "colorful" expressions used by speakers of the modern tongue.
"Some of the new words this year provide colorful images," M-W editor-at-large Peter Sokolwski said in a statement. "Terms like 'man cave,' 'underwater' (when used to describe mortgages), 'earworm,' and 'bucket list' paint vivid pictures in your mind. They show that English-speakers can be very creative as they describe the world around them."
The word causing by far the most commotion is "F-bomb," which M-W associate editor Kory Stamper calls "very visually evocative." Merriam-Webster will be the first mainstream dictionary to put the controversial colloquialism to print.
"It's not just the F-word," said Stamper. "It's F-bomb. You know that it's going to cause a lot of consternation and possible damage."
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