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WORLD BRIEFING / AND FINALLY . . .

Excitement over new boring word

November 17, 2008|TIMES WIRE REPORTS

"Meh" has gained a place in the Collins English Dictionary after generating a surprising amount of enthusiasm among lexicographers.

Publisher HarperCollins announced today that the word had been chosen from terms suggested by the public for inclusion in next year's 30th anniversary edition.

The dictionary defines "meh" as an expression of indifference or boredom, or an adjective meaning mediocre or boring. Examples it gives include "The Canadian election was so meh."

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