New English Word

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  1. PhoenixDog
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    Thanks to the new Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, the word fanboy is now officially a member of the English language.

    The folks behind the Merriam-Webster dictionary have added more than 100 words and phrases to the new edition of the Collegiate Dictionary, and a popular gaming-related one is among them.

    The word? Fanboy, that popular go-to word on gaming forums and comment threads across the Internet.

    Here's the official definition, as found in the Collegiate Dictionary, along with the year when Merriam-Webster first saw its unofficial usage. You'll never guess how old it is!

    "Fanboy n. (1919): [a] boy who is an enthusiastic devotee, such as of comics or movies." Or video game consoles, *cough, cough*

    That's right, readers. Back in the day there were Ford Model T fanboys, among many others throughout the years.

    Source

    I'm officially a Sad PDog
     
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    yea? coo'..holy moly..that say 1919? the year 1919? Something tells me Pdogs grand-dad was probably fanboy of huxley.

    now..what about fanboi?
     
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    Merriam-Webster just gets more embarsing year after year. especially since a good chunk of their recent additions in the past 5-10 years wont even exist in 50 years. i know it is a record of a living language, but there needs to be some long term standards taken into consideration as well.

    i stick with the Oxford English Dictionary personally; which I know is the exact opposite to Merriam-Webster in it's criticism.
     
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    fanboi: a woman, who gender identification is that of a man, who is devoted to a single subject in a fanatical manner ...
     
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    If it's not in the Oxford, it's not real.
     
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    lol. luckily, i'm not in there so I can be completely ignored; as usual.
     
  7. Vanguard
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    Didn't they add shit like "ain't", and eventually "woot?"

    >_>
     
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    yeah woot was their word of the year last year iirc.
     
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    Woot was word of the year for 2007 wasn't it?
     
  10. Vanguard
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    /facepalm
    Dumbest thing ever.
     
  11. Edan
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    Agree with comments about Oxford English, this is how M-W makes me feel.

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    Wow there is a squirrel face palm in there
     
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    searched Oxford dictionary for facepalm. nada.
     
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    That elicited quite a RL burst of laughter, Molo. Good one. :D
     
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    /bow

    love my bois. the cutest thing i would see is when my wife was doing burlesque and these super hot 50s fems would come in with these adorable business suit and lumber bois.
    come for the boobs, stay for the culture.
     
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    ya know for some reason i always assumed america had another dictionary, like why would everyone use Oxford's lol.

    Still we have Collins dictionary here too. I usually use google or dictionary.com , or even wikipedia these days >.>
     
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    Same here Endless. I always seem to use dictionary.com for my dictionary needs, since I'm always next to a computer almost 24h a day.
     
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    Dictionary.com is okay.. Thesaurus.com on the other hand...
     
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    Thesaurus.com makes me want to gouge my brain out with a spoon. When I can come up with more synonyms for a word off the top of my head than an alleged thesaurus can, that's when you know we're in trouble.
     
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    Lol I just tried searching small and the first entry only had little. Of course the other ones have more but when a real thesaurus only has one synonym that is sad.
     

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