Nonbinary pronoun 'they' is Merriam Webster's Word of the Year

The decision, which was entirely data-driven and announced on Tuesday morning, came after lookups of...

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The Dictionary Really Wants You To Use People's Correct Pronouns

The word of the year, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is one of those last things: On Tuesday...

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Merriam-Webster Announces 'They' as 2019 Word of the Year

Dictionary publisher and good Twitter account Merriam-Webster has declared the pronoun “they” as...

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Merriam-Webster Singles Out Nonbinary 'They' For Word Of The Year Honors

"English famously lacks a gender-neutral singular pronoun to correspond neatly with singular...

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Sam Smith Helped Make This Pronoun Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year

On Tuesday (Dec. 10), Merriam-Webster announced that their word of the year was the pronoun "they."...

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Nonbinary pronoun 'they' named Merriam-Webster word of year

The pronoun "they," used by non-binary people who identify as neither male nor female, was named...

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Merriam-Webster dictionary Word of the Year 2019 is ‘they’

Earlier this year, the American dictionary revealed it had expanded the definition of the word...

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'They' named as Merriam-Webster dictionary's word of the year

The nonbinary pronoun "they" has been named Merriam-Webster's word of the year.

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Merriam-Webster names 'they' its word of the year

Merriam-Webster has named "they" its word of the year. The US dictionary also recently added a new definition of "they", reflecting its use as a singular...

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Merriam-Webster dictionary lists 'they' as word of 2019 after 300 per cent rise in searches

The American English dictionary Merriam-Webster has listed "they" as its word of the year after a...

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Dictionary.com's Word of the Year for 2019 is 'existential', and same

When a plastic spork having an existential crisis in a kids' movie is the literal definition of your...

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Dictionary.com chooses `existential’ as word of the year

Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called...

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As I settle into life, the death of a friend hits me harder

Mike Rowell was coming here this month for a friend’s memorial service and to help his parents with...

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11 slang words from the last decade that we love

It is unclear exactly when usage of these words began, but lowkey came before highkey: Lowkey first had relevant Urban Dictionary entries beginning in...

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Google Offers to Help You Practice Saying Difficult Words

An experimental pronunciation feature is being added to Search and helpful images will appear in...

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Trump retreat on e-cig flavor ban is a 'Pyrrhic victory' for vaping industry, Scott Gottlieb says

A Pyrrhic victory is one achieved at "excessive cost," according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary....

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Tesla’s New Pickup Truck Is a Mystery. ‘Cyberpunk’ Is Our Only Clue.

All investors know so far is that Musk and other attendees could show up wearing a “cyberpunk”...

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Thanksgiving Breakups Are Coming. Are You Ready For The Turkey Drop?

Thanksgiving brings us turkey, mashed potatoes, post-dinner naps, Netflix holiday movie marathons,...

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Is the term 'toyboy' sexist?

The term 'toyboy' is defined by urban dictionary as the boyfriend of an older woman. Helena Bonham Carter, 53, recently went public with her new...

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Facebook’s MoCo closes the gap between supervised and unsupervised learning in vision tasks

This spurred researchers at Facebook to pursue a contrastive loss approach, where keys (or tokens)...

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Audio version of 'The Spanish-English Dictionary for the Wine Industry,' available

"The English-Spanish Dictionary for the Wine Industry" is now available in an audio form that is...

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"Milkshaking" becomes an official word after far right figures doused with dairy

Milkshaking has been added to the Collins Dictionary in a nod to far-right politicians being pelted...

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Dictionary claims Mumsnet has created a 'golden age' of women's lingo

An author who has spent 40 years studying slang, claims that a popular online forum has created a...

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'Milkshaking' added to dictionary after attacks on Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson

Nigel Farage and Tommy Robinson being doused in milkshake has inspired a new entry in Collins ...

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Collins English Dictionary names 'climate strike' as word of the year

The 2019 edition of the respected dictionary also recognises the word 'non-binary' for the first...

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Dictionary selects 'climate strike' as 2019's Word of the Year

Collins Dictionary on Thursday named “climate strike” its Word of the Year for 2019 following months...

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Greta Thunberg propels ‘climate strike’ to Collins Dictionary 2019 word of the year

U.K.-based Collins Dictionary has declared “climate strike” as its word (in this case, words) of the...

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What might be 2019's word of the year?

Dictionary publisher Collins announces its word of the year on Thursday - and there's no shortage of terms they could pick for 2019. Every year, brand...

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"Climate strike" named word of the year by Collins Dictionary

"Climate strike" is the word of the year, according to Collins Dictionary. Collins says the word has...

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The 2010s pop culture dictionary: from 'Winning!' to Hot Girl Summer

From all things Beyoncé to “Wakanda forever,” from perennial favorites to now-cringy slang, here are...

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