A dictionary's new entries

The annual update of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary includes about 100 new words, according to Merriam-Webster Online. The print version of the dictionary will be out in September.

I am a bit late with this news. The Web site asked for reader submissions of their own favorite "mondegreen," which is a word or phrase that results from mishearing something said or sung.

One of my favorites was from church. When I was a child and the congregation sang The Doxology ("Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow") I always heard "Praise him all preachers here below." Makes sense, right? The real words, of course, are "Praise him all creatures here below."

Other new entries in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary are "webinar" (an live online educational presentation) and "pescatarian" (a vegetatarian whose diet includes fish).

Post your favorite mondegreen in the comments.

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