The planet is over-heated, crops are dying, a sickening portion of our country is out of jobs, people are tattooing their buttholes, and these are now recognized as words, legitimate words. F*ck everything. Actually, f-bomb everything, I'm going to go sext with my girlfriend and then mash-up my genitals to fetish porn. Eh, using two out of three correctly ain't bad, right?
According to the Associated Press:
The term "F-bomb" surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land Tuesday for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach.
In all, the company picks about 100 additions for the 114-year-old dictionary's annual update, gathering evidence of usage over several years in everything from media to the labels of beer bottles and boxes of frozen food.
Many online dictionary and reference sites already list F-bomb and other entries Merriam-Webster is only now putting into print. A competitor, Oxford University Press, has F-bomb under consideration for a future update of its New Oxford American Dictionary but beat Merriam-Webster to print on a couple of other newcomers: mash-up, added to the Oxford book in 2005, and cloud computing, included in 2010.
Yep, banner day for America.