Snowmageddon makes "new words and slang" list
The Baltimore Sun's Frank Roylance reports the term "Snowmageddon" - which caught fire last February from use on this blog (originating from a solicitation for storm names and an online vote) - was added to Merriam-Webster online dictionary's "New Words and Slang" list.
"It's posted there with such newborn gems of the English language as "Belieber," a devoted fan of Justin Bieber; "ew," an interjection used to express disgust or displeasure; and "snoticle," frozen nasal mucus near one's nose.
Snowmageddon's definition: a large snowstorm
Facebook reader Janette K. Perry Sherlund also discovered "Snowpocalypse" - the name frequently used to described the heavy snowstorm of December 18-19, 2009 - made the list. Its definition: "a disaster brought on by a massive snow storm; also: a massive snowstorm"
| February 18, 2011; 10:10 AM ET
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