May 20, 2014 — Merriam-Webster has added 150 words to its Collegiate Dictionary, but it forgot to include the "p" in its pronunciation guide to "Yooper" — a term describing people from Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
May 20, 2014 — Also: Freegan, crowdfunding are added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary; Joshua Ferris talks to The Paris Review about the difficulty of naming characters.
Aug 14, 2012 — Among the other words Merriam-Webster is including in its 2012 update: sexting, man cave, mash-up and earworm.
Jan 31, 2012 — A biology professor pleas for a return to the proper use of "data" as a plural noun. But in the world of ever-changing language and fashion, is it too late to turn back time? If we could find a way....
Dec 15, 2011 — One reason it was searched for over and over again on Merriam-Webster's online dictionary: Americans were looking for the right word to describe what they want from politicians.
Dec 20, 2010 — The dictionary maker says that as debt crises spread around Europe, online searches for the definition of "austerity" soared this year.
Dec 18, 2007 — Merriam-Webster's 2007 Word of the Year is w00t-ilicious!!