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#206842 - 08/26/12 08:46 PM New words--second attempt
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#206843 - 08/26/12 08:47 PM Re: New words--second attempt [Re: Jackie]
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GAH! I am trying to post about it making the news that F-bomb and other words are now in the dictionary/ies. Maybe not putting a quote or a link will help...

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#206845 - 08/26/12 09:28 PM Re: New words--second attempt [Re: Jackie]
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Problem is still on this link, however.
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#206853 - 08/27/12 07:23 AM My attempt to relay the post [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Here is what Jackie posted:-

Originally Posted By: Jackie
[crossthreading to the current Hogwash thread e] I'm surprised no one posted about this. I was very busy for quite a while after my trip; sorry to be away from this place so long, and thanks, Candy, for giving me the nudge I needed. Anyway--this was in the news, and I thought surely somebody here would have posted it, but a Search revealed 0 results. A partial quote, then the link:
F-bomb makes it into mainstream dictionary
By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press Aug 13, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) It's about freakin' time.

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.


words accepted into the dictionary
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#206854 - 08/27/12 07:25 AM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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So - what IS an F-Bomb, please?
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#206856 - 08/27/12 08:06 AM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Shame on you Rhuby....are you trying to get Jackie to swear in public forum?

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#206861 - 08/27/12 09:16 AM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Candy]
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shocked Certainly not!

But it is an expression which is new to me, and I like to think the best of everyone and everything - Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense and all that - and wordsbeginning with "F" fill several pages of my dictinary.
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#206863 - 08/27/12 12:35 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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see PM.
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#206864 - 08/27/12 12:36 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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So - what IS an F-Bomb, please?

It's a euphemism for the word fuck.
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#206866 - 08/27/12 12:49 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: zmjezhd]
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Many thanks - "F-Bomb" is not a phrase in use this side of the pond.
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