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Merriam-Webster have updated their Collegiate Dictionary with dozens of new words added, including: ‘Helicopter Parents’ and ‘Boomerang Child.’ Helicopter parents hover over their children’s lives constantly and a boomerang child is unable to make it as an adult, probably because of their helicopter parents, and returns home to a safe and coddled environment.
Also included is ‘Tweet’ whether you have a Twitter account or not, you probably know what a tweet is. Other words included are ‘m-commerce’ (business transactions conducted by using a mobile device); ‘Americana’ a music genre influenced by early-American folk and country roots; ‘Cougar’ not a very flattering term for a middle-aged woman hunting for a younger man.
Merriam-Webster President and Publisher John Morse says he considers ‘Fist Bump’ “the star of the group” for its ability to succinctly capture the movement and emotion of that simple act of solidarity.
Two people can take special credit for fist bump making it into the dictionary: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, whose knuckle-knocking gesture of affection when he accepted the 2008 nomination was described by The Washington Post as “the fist bump heard `round the world.”
Well fist bump my helicopter parents and boomerang child, must Tweet this and get my m-commerce done while I listen to some Americana then fight off a 90 year-old cougar, it almost makes sense.Click here for reuse options!