Another From The “It’s About Time” Department
Publisher Merriam-Webster announced the new entries for its 2004 Collegiate Dictionary, with new technology-related terms including “MP3” and “MPEG” among those making the cut. Usually, new entries take at least 20 years to become recognized from the date of their first known use, which was not the case with either MP3 (1996) or MPEG (1988). Also among the new entries were “information technology” (1978), “teensploitation” (1972) and “pleather” (1982).
hypebot: If the geeks at Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary get it; how come the major labels still can’t?