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Merriam-Webster added 533 new words to the dictionary; today is National Pawpaw Day

Today is Thursday, Sept. 19th, 2019 Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning, 

Students knew “tallboy” was a word many years ago, but as of Tuesday, Merriam-Webster honors it as a true word. On Tuesday, the well-known dictionary publishing company added over 500 words and over 4,000 revisions. Some notable additions include funny ones, like “dad-joke,” shortened words, like “vacay” and “inspo,” and political terms like “red flag law.” 

One of the most significant revisions include the update to the word “they,” edited to acknowledge it is “used to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” As far as business goes, the word “haircut” added a new meaning of “reduction in the value of an asset.”

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