The Dictionary Adds More Words – Do You recognize These?
Talk radio is all about words. Knowing how to pick the right words in the right order is the key to effective communication and humor.
Now there are even more words for hosts and audiences to consider by way of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s latest additions.
Time magazine reports that among the 250 new additions wordsmiths will find:
alt-right: a right-wing, primarily online political movement or grouping based in the U.S. whose members reject mainstream conservative politics and espouse extremist beliefs and policies typically centered on ideas of white nationalism
bunny: (in basketball) an easy shot, such as a layup, taken close to the basket
froyo: frozen yogurt
hive mind: the collective thoughts, ideas, and opinions of a group of people (such as Internet users) regarded as functioning together as a single mind
pregame: to begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity (such as a party or a night out)
showrunner: a person who oversees the writing and production of each episode of a television series and has ultimate managerial and creative control over the series
sriracha: a pungent sauce that is made from hot peppers pureed with usually garlic, sugar, salt, and vinegar and that is typically used as a condiment
Put them all together and put them into practice? Sure. The alt-right, in a moment of hive mind, decided on a bunny – to pregame on froyo , hold the siracha please, while the show runner considers the next move.