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Luke the Lexicographer:
Apprentice and protégé, two perfectly good words, left by the wayside. All hail Star Wars.
2:01 am — Saturday, 30 December 2017
Patrick Henry, the 3rd:
iPhone X SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. Durrr....

Oh, sorry, wrong thread.
2:30 am — Saturday, 30 December 2017
ano:
Unfortunately, I kind of agree with Merriam-Webster in this case, as much as I fucking hate a lot of their 'progressive' political stunts.
2:31 am — Saturday, 30 December 2017
anonymous:
Sorry, this is pure bullshit. People predisposed to become political commentators (these are the examples Merriam uses to hedge their decision) are significantly more likely to be StarWars nerds.

This isn't a trend. This is the elite confusing their experience with the broader reality. Yet again.
8:40 pm — Saturday, 30 December 2017
anonymous:
You last two posters are fuckwads. Language evolves. All words are made up. If a new word gets used often or used in a different way dictionaries include them as part of the official lexicon. This isn't some progressive, liberal conspiracy brought on by Obama's shadow gov't, you stupid fucks.
12:41 am — Sunday, 31 December 2017
50b89a46f448193bc28a8bbd61674b9521f200c73583e4da1f0a880e437e0065:
>Obama's shadow gov't

Since we're talking about stupid fucks, you're the only stupid fuck that brought up Obama.
7:45 am — Sunday, 31 December 2017
ano:
> You last two posters are fuckwads

apparently you lack reading comprehension. I said I agreed with Merriam Webster in this case, because I think those star wars terms have organically osmosed into the popular lexicon, unlike many of their other politial stunts I would put in the 'forced meme' category.
1:54 am — Monday, 1 January 2018
tata:
star wars terms have Organacally osmosed...

fixed it for you.
11:10 pm — Monday, 1 January 2018
tata:
wait, when did "lexicon" enter the lexicon?
5:50 am — Tuesday, 2 January 2018
Ming-Chi Kuo:
早上好!
4:34 pm — Tuesday, 2 January 2018
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