How do tech terms become legit?

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How do tech terms become legit?

Postby Stargzer » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:00 pm

How do tech terms become legit?

Are the words we use every day -- like podcast, mashup, and blogosphere -- good enough for mainstream dictionaries?

This article from Computerworld discusses how several companies select new terms to add to their dictionaries.

Alas, both Merriam-Webster and American Heritage have recently dropped record changer as well as my beloved PL/1 from their latest dictionaries.

:cry:
Regards//Larry

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Postby Perry » Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:08 pm

Thanks for a very interesting link!
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Postby brianamorgan » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:56 am

This is very interesting post! Thanks for sharing the site. Ive been wondering the same too. Its good to know about this.


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