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    A made-up word from a 22-year-old 'Simpsons' episode has finally made it into the dictionary

    Merriam-Webster added the word "embiggen" to its pages on Monday, the dictionary giant announced, culminating a 22-year journey to mainstream acceptance for the word that originated on a "Simpsons" episode.


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    It's silly. Who actually uses that word? Besides, other dictionaries have not included it.
    I get prompts like... did you mean 'bigger', 'embitter', 'embolden'?

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    I agree. I think all of these new "words" are silly but I'm not in charge. If I were I'd make the inventors stand and read aloud War and Peace until they dropped from exhaustion. I think the fact that the word came from an episode of The Simpsons tells us something.
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    Well, The Simpsons is culturally significant, I'm not surprised at all

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    And I'm not surprised that The Simpsons is culturally significant. That was my point.
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    I love the English language flexibility.

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