Dictionary.com Announces New Words Related to Homelessness, Accessibility, Disability, Culture, the Ongoing Pandemic, Climate and the Environment, and Social Sciences

Jennifer E. Engen

-The dictionary’s latest additions illustrate that, as the English language expands, documenting new and newly prominent words across the cultural spectrum is essential to helping people better understand a rapidly changing world -Highlights include: forest bathing, wabi-sabi, chair yoga, hamburger menu, cottagecore, UAP, Generation A, throuple, memeify, ranked-choice voting, parklet, […]

How Captions In TikTok Videos And Dictionary.com Are Remaking Internet Culture And How We Literally Talk About Disability In Tech

Jennifer E. Engen

Dictionary.com has revised numerous technological words’ meaning to best reflect modern … [+] sensibilities. Dictionary.com I was almost 12 years old when, in July 1993, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated television manufacturers build in closed-captioning support into every set over 13 inches in size. The directive was a result […]