You might want to brush up on your vocab before your next night out. The latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary offers more than you could ever need to showcase your inner foodie. With about 100 new words, including a few from the food category like prosecco (an Italian wine).
Check out the latest new words in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. I"m not sure I'll actually use any of them, but it's worth a read.
A few others to boost your vocab: Dirty bomb, norovirus, such as the Norwalk Virus, and mondegreen, which comes from misunderstood phrases or lyrics.
What a catch!
Watch this video of a ball girl's catch. Is it real? Scroll down for the answer.
Sorry to disappoint, but it's not real. It was part of an ad campaign by Gatorade. However, Gatorade canceled its contract with the ad firm but it somehow landed online. Gatorade denies posting the video but it has picked up more than 3.5 million hits, a Gatorade spokeswoman told the LA Times. No ad campaign and 3.5 million hits? I wouldn't be complaining, either.
Update: Vanity Fair Facebook PR plea
I wrote about editorial assistant Bill's desperate ploy for PR recently. His boss told him to make 10,000 friends on Vanity Fair's Facebook page or he would be out of a job. Well, the deadline is fast approaching and he's barely half-way there.
With nearly 4,500 fans on Vanity Fair’s Facebook page and five weeks until his deadline, Bill should take drastic measures to stay employed and make 10,000 friends on Facebook.
In Bill’s words: “Be part of the gimmick and join here, please. And if you have any ideas about how I can be more lame and attract more fans, please ... The job you save could be mine.”