Merriam-Webster adds more than 250 words like"word salad" and "sriracha"

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(CBS News) -- Merriam-Webster has expanded its dictionary, adding over 250 new words and definitions to keep up with the times.

They decided to get spicy with their new words by including "sriracha," CBS Philadelphia reports.

"New vocabulary is the spice of life, and among this group of new additions is sriracha — the pungent hot pepper sauce now appearing on even diner counters where only ketchup formerly reigned," said Merriam-Webster.

Propelled by their widespread use in our increasingly internet-savvy society, Merriam-Webster also added "ransomware" and a new definition of "troll" to the dictionary.

"Frequently (but not necessarily) internet-related we have a new sense of troll meaning 'to harass, criticize, or antagonize (someone) especially by provocatively disparaging or mocking public statements, postings, or acts,' and the threat of ransomware, which is malware that requires the victim to pay a ransom to access encrypted files," Merriam-Webster said on its website.



 
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