This Week in Definitions: DRI’s Glossary Moves Forward — and ‘Selfie’ is Dictionary-Official

One of Tuesday’s featured DRI2014 sessions: “Something’s Gotta Give: Defining the Strategic Objective of DRI’s BCM Glssary for Certified Professionals,” committee members Chloe Demrovsky and Bobby Williams talked with attendees about the creation of the glossary (available here, if you haven’t downloaded it yet!).
Among the issues touched on:
  • What would it take for companies to begin adopting the glossary for internal use (as Goodyear already has)?
  • What else should go in there?
  • How should the committee process feedback?
  • What’s next for the glossary? (Progress is already underway on translating it into other languages.)
As it happens, definitions were also on Mirriam-Webster’s mind this week, as the dictionary company just announced its newest batch of additions to the next Collegiate edition, including:
  • Selfie
  • Hashtag
  • Crowdfunding
  • Steampunk
  • Catfish (setting a fake social network profile — Google “Manti Te’o’s Girlfriend” if you’re still unclear)
  • Turducken
  • Fracking, and
  • Yooper, a regional nickname that probably makes more sense to our Michigan DRI office.
Believe it or not that’s just a sample of the more than 150 words added this year. Click here to learn more!

 

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