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F-bomb Makes It Into Mainstream Dictionary

NEW YORK (AP) - What would Noah Webster think of this? F-bomb has made it in the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.
    
Dictionary editors say they've traced the word back to 1988, in a Newsday story that had the now-deceased Mets catcher Gary Carter talking about how he had given them up, along with other profanities.
    
Many online dictionary and reference sites already list F-bomb, but the 114-year-old Merriam-Webster is only now putting into print.
    
Other words making the grade this year: sexting, energy drink and life coach.

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