"Achievement Whore" added to Mirriam-Webster Dictionary

The Daily Seagull writes: Clearly there is some achievement whoring going on amongst the wordsmiths at Merriam-Webster.

As is now tradition, the Mirriam-Webster dictionary has added to their list of words which give meaning to the latest lingo in pop culture, technology and current events.

No matter how odd the choice of adding 'achievement whore' may seem, the dictionary editors are adamant it shows promise for sticking around in everyday vocabulary, at least among the growing demographic of gamers.

"There will be linguistic prudes who will turn their nose up at a word like 'achievement whore,"' said Seth Gerstmann, Merriam-Webster's president. "But it's become a part of our language and lifestyle. It's used by professional writers in mainstream publications. My son says it to me when I'm playing Avatar: The Last Airbender. I like it. With an attitude like that he'll never have a higher gamerscore than me."

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mintaro3543d ago

In time, achievement whore is more known.

xbox360achievements3543d ago

I'd say more of a parody. Very cleverly written and funny at the same time. My favourite has to be ...

"“I find the word to be grossly inappropriate and an unfitting addition to our society,” he said. “My son would be beaten severly for even thinking about using that word in my presence. I may just beat him anyway. Have you seen him?”"

I'm still laughing now.