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    'WTF' in the dictionary?!

    (CNN)It's official: WTF is in the dictionary. It's short for an informal phrase that starts with "what the ..." and is "used especially to express or describe outraged surprise, recklessness, confusion, or bemusement."

    WTF joins emoji, NSFW, net neutrality, clickbait, click fraud, photobomb and other words reflecting modern life among the latest entries in Merriam-Webster's unabridged dictionary. Some 1,700 words have been included, along with 3,200 new examples to add context.
    The new entries speak to what's current in the English language today, touching on technology, food, the worldwide food supply and the sharing economy.
    In the world of food, we have crema: "a layer of tan creamy froth that forms on the top of freshly made espresso."
    And what's not to love about chilaquiles, "a Mexican dish of fried corn tortilla pieces simmered with salsa or mole and typically topped with cheese and other accompaniments"?
    Not all the dictionary's additions are that delicious.


    There's colony collapse disorder, "a disorder of honeybees (Apis mellifera) that is characterized by sudden colony death due to the disappearance of all adult worker bees in a hive while immature bees, the queen bee and the honey remain and that is of unknown cause."
    The collapse of hives is a challenge for worldwide agricultural research, the dictionary entry claims.
    Wait a minute, did your boss just notice that you were reading this story instead of working? You're better off looking at this than porn, which is definitely NSFW: "not safe for work." source

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    Re: 'WTF' in the dictionary?!

    LOL Coming home today saw someone with a vanity plate that said WTF. Young kid.

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    WTF is up with WTF being included in a dictionary? Proof that people are willing to forgive swearing if you do it with a substitute word (FREAK) or an abbreviation (WTF).

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    Re: 'WTF' in the dictionary?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flashback View Post
    WTF is up with WTF being included in a dictionary? Proof that people are willing to forgive swearing if you do it with a substitute word (FREAK) or an abbreviation (WTF).
    Came from a forum that was very strict on swearing. One poster who I believe was slightly tipsy went on a rant against Christians. Know former TB people will know who it is. Only time I saw it. Found out if you put !, @,#,$,%,&,* in a swear word you could cuss your heart out. He did remove it the next day. Lot of people swearing after shown how to do it.

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    Re: 'WTF' in the dictionary?!

    Poop on the carpet or shit on the carpet, it"s still the same mess.

    Carlin had it right, there are bad words, only bad thoughts.

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    Re: 'WTF' in the dictionary?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Flashback View Post
    Poop on the carpet or shit on the carpet, it"s still the same mess.

    Carlin had it right, there are bad words, only bad thoughts.
    True story. Was in a bar one night and using the ladies room. Mens was next to it. Always a fan of Carlin and heard some guy saying wet down wet down. Knew he was a George Carlin fan.

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