Word burn on a dictionary.
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Alyssa Thorne
September 07, 2016 1:01 pm

The best high school throw downs always occurred when the quiet, straight-A students suddenly talked back to a teacher or delivered a sick burn to annoying bullies who never knew when to stop talking. If you’re nostalgic for the good ol’ days, you’re going to LOVE how the official Merriam-Webster twitter account responded to some confrontational tweets.

It all started innocently enough, with Merriam-Webster sharing an article highlighting how words can change in meaning, and that’s okay! But then, someone took issue…

The dictionary wasn’t having it, though. Merriam-Webster responded with a deadpan tweet that has us laughing.

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We love that the dictionary is more and more accepting of new words from the general public’s lexicon into its hallowed pages. Prescriptivist linguistics, aka elevating one way of speaking above others and viewing them as lesser and invalid, aren’t just limiting — they can be outright discriminatory.

So, basically… we’re really happy for you, we’re gonna let you finish, Twitter user, but Merriam-Webster Dictionary had the best comeback of all time.

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