Dictionary Adds News Words: Frenemy, Staycation
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with additions to the English language. The Merriam Webster Dictionary made new entries. Words like frenemy - a friend who's really an enemy - are not exactly new. The point is they're now widely used. Flash mob is when thousands of people plan to show up on the same corner at the same time. Webisode is a TV episode you can watch online. And in this recessionary summer the dictionary also accepted this word: staycation.
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