It’s time to rejoice because “Side-eye”, “throw shade” and “face-palm” are amongst the 1,000 new entries to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 7, 2017
And people feel especially great knowing their use of “shade” now has total legitimacy.
You've made my day— George Kelly 📰 (@allaboutgeorge) February 7, 2017
doing it for the culture. 🙌— Twitter (@Twitter) February 8, 2017
I'm just really so happy the Merriam-Webster dictionary added "throw shade." What I do now has been legitimized.— Mick Côté (@MickCote) February 7, 2017
Merriam-Webster has actually been giving us a bit of a lesson recently in just how to throw shade – at a certain government.
📈A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 22, 2017
And they’ve previously mocked Donald Trump for his misspelling of the word “unprecedented” in a tweet which he later deleted.
Of course, shade isn’t the only addition to the dictionary that’s getting people excited.
Good news: face-palm is now a real word according to @MerriamWebster
(high hopes that headdesk will be added soon)— Mark (🦑x engineer) Riedl (@mark_riedl) February 7, 2017
Glorious day for sports word nerds: @MerriamWebster just added "pick-six" to dictionary.
Also among added:
Airball— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) February 7, 2017
We can’t help but feel there’s been a bit of a shout-out to Michelle Obama with the new entry of “FLOTUS”…
And there’s one fantastic-sounding word that we can’t help but point out has been added back in – “snollygoster”. Hmmmm, what do you think of that Trump? *throws shade*