This morning's breakfast was delicious! A vegetable omelet made with fresh produce from my neighbor's garden. I even bought the eggs from a local farmer's co-op - just like a good locavore should! I contemplated my day's choices & decided to get online. Since my DVR could only record 2 shows at a time, I had a list of webisodes I wanted to see. And if I spent all day on the computer - so what! My time was my own, after all, I was on staycation. The phone rang a few times, I ignored it thanks to caller id - it was my frenemy, Naomi and I didn't want to spend my time on her! I checked my email, one from a name that didn't ring a bell for me. Could be a sock puppet? The day went by so quickly, it was evening before I knew it. My back was aching, I needed a good night's sleep on the memory foam.
How do new words make it into the dictionary? Usage. The process is interesting. Merriam-Webster's editors watch to see & hear what words are being used the most. They scour a range of publications to find new words or different usages of current words or spelling variations. These words of interest are marked as "citations." They are entered into the computer, as well as written on 3 x 5 slips of paper for the "definers" to determine their worth. A lot of citations for a word might mean it is on its way to becoming a dictionary entry!
Be sure to check out the Merriam-Webster site! There are many entertaining and educational items to investigate. Word of the Day. Word Games. Spelling Bee Hive (which includes a tough daily spelling quiz). Enjoy!
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