July 9, 2009

Behold! FRENEMY = A Real Word

Well, kids, it's official: The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary has decided the word "frenemy," among other neologisms, is used regularly enough in the English language that it should be acknowledged as a legitimate word. Check out the full story in the Associated Press here. Other words making the cut this year: "locavore" (someone who eats foods grown locally), "staycation" (a vacation you spend not going anywhere) and “green-collar” workers (environmentalists). Of course, I’m betting it’s just a matter of time before "faketastic" and "glamnesia" make the list.

I am, however, a little bummed “funemployment” wasn’t included along with "staycation." That’s one we’re currently enjoying in the wake of my husband’s recent layoff. :)

So what do you guys think? Should "frenemy" have made the cut? What other words do you think should (or should not) have been included?