Merriam-Webster has come out with its new list of approved words for 2014, and I am extremely excited. Not only are they new words I can add to my vocabulary, I can also potentially use them in Words with Friends or Scrabble. The interesting news came from State College in their article, “Adding New Words to Our Lexicon.” So Words with Friends opponents, be on the watch for selfie and fracking in our games soon.

However, the author of this article offers up other contenders that didn’t make the cut. I won’t get to use words like obcampustacle, anticrastinate, or mautiship. Can you imagine the score on those?

I will have to urschel my spelling by using other new and exciting words.

Melody K. Smith

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