(NEW YORK) -- Merriam-Webster defines gaslighting as "the act or practice of grossly misleading someone especially for one's own advantage." Now, the term has been dubbed the 2022 Word of the Year, the oldest U.S. dictionary publisher announced Monday. "The increase in dictionary lookups for gaslighting... Read More.
(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio State University was granted a trademark to use the word "THE" on apparel and merchandise to promote its athletic teams. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had previously rejected Ohio State's application, claiming the trademark appeared to be for a "merely... Read More.
Actor Brett Goldstein got great mileage out of the "f" word in Ted Lasso -- and even out of character used it profusely in accepting his Emmy last year. But now he's taught it to the fuzzy residents of Sesame Street. However, it's not the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- "The biggest science event of the year quickly became the biggest political debate in our country, and the word at the center of both stories is vaccine," Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, said in a press release. "Few words can... Read More.
Some Hollywood stars -- and one former president -- are among this year's Grammy nominees in the Best Spoken Word Album categories. Reading Rainbow icon and Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran LeVar Burton was recognized for his reading of the audiobook version of Aftermath. Don Cheadle was nominated for his work on... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The most restrictive abortion law in the nation took effect in Texas early Wednesday, effectively barring the procedure across the state, as the U.S. Supreme Court remained silent on an emergency request from women’s health groups to block the measure while... Read More.