Published on May 24, 2014
Merriam-Webster has announced its new additions for 2014 including words such as selfie, hashtag, fistpump, and catfish. We look at the criteria for deciding which words make the cut along with what these additions say about modern day culture, in this Lip News clip with Gabriel Mizrahi and Lissette Padilla.
Check out just a few of the new words added to this year’s update of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate® Dictionary, and their definitions, by clicking below:
Never in a thousand years could we have imagined what a phenomenon Catfish would become. Seeing this new definition in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is not only an honor for us, it is a reflection of how our experience in the film has now become a universal one, shared by people all over the world. It has been an incredible journey. A special thanks to Angela Wesselman-Pierce and Vince Pierce for enlightening us to the original myth of the Catfish.
—Ariel (Rel) Schulman, Henry Joost, and Nev Schulman | Catfish the documentary