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If you thought it was tough reading through a Shakespeare play back in high school, imagine if he was alive today and you had to explain the terms currently in use, such as "selfie" and "hashtag." The former might not be so difficult, though the latter could present a challenge. It's one that Merriam-Webster has taken on by adding the two terms, along with several others, to its 2014 Collegiate Dictionary. "These new additions to America's best-selling dictionary reflect the growing influence technology is having on human endeavor, especially social networking, once done mostly in person," Merriam-Webster... Read more...
Dictionaries are supposed to contain words, and a complete dictionary will contain even those words deemed somewhat on the racy side, such as this one. While it seemed at first that Apple didn't seem to understand that, at least in this case, there is more to the story than initially thought. Ninjawords is an iPhone dictionary app. Here's how it's described. Ninjawords is the simple, fast and deadly dictionary for the iPhone. Ninjas are three things: They're smartThey're quickThey're deadly accurateNinjawords was built on these principles. We made it because we saw that the low-cost dictionaries... Read more...