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"Embiggens" Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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11:47 6 Mar 2018


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The Simpsons have gone and done it again.

They've had a one-off phrase mentioned on the show entered into the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

"Embiggen" has just been added - 22 years after its first known use in the show. 

Jebediah Springfield uttered the iconic phrase "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man" all the way back in 1996:

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Just in case you were interested in the actual definition, here it is:

In 2001, "D'oh" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Neither "Cromulent" nor "Car-hole" have been added just yet, is it only a matter of time?!

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