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Pop Culture Has Messed Up the Dictionary

So how do you use the word "literally?"

In the literal sense? That would be the correct way. But it's become so common to use the word incorrectly, it's hard to think of an example of what the correct way would be!

How about this. "I literally ran into your sister this morning," meaning I bumped into her and maybe knocked her down, or possibly crashed my car into her car. Literal meanings are actual and not figurative. You mean it exactly as you say it.

But not anymore!

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techsavvyed, Flickr/Tim Boyle, Getty Images
techsavvyed, Flickr/Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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Merriam-Webster Drops an ‘F-Bomb’ into the Dictionary

It may not be good form to use the actual word, but the term for it is now officially a part of the English language. The word czars at Merriam-Webster have added the “F-bomb” to the dictionary.

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crdotx, Flickr
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Sexting, Retweet and Jeggings Among New Words Added to Dictionary

The ‘Concise Oxford English Dictionary,’ celebrating its 100th birthday this year, has added 400 new entries to the English language.

The freshman class of words that are now officially, well, words include “sexting,” “retweet,” “mankini,” “noob,” “jeggings,” and “woot.”

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William B. Plowman, Getty Images
William B. Plowman, Getty Images
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Facebook And More New Words Added To Scrabble [VIDEO]

Are you desperately searching for that perfect triple-word score? Well, Scrabble is here to help.

The Scotsman is reporting that Scrabble has added everything from slang to social media to the Collins Official Scrabble Words book.

Yep, that means you can now play such words as "grrl," "thang," "innit," "Facebook" and "MySpace." (We're totally blaming AT&T for this one.)

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