The American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year (WOTY) for 2013 was prepositional because, also known as because noun and because + noun. If you’ve been paying attention to online trends, you’ve likely seen it:
But Iowa still wants to sell eggs to California, because money.—Daily Kos (July 14, 2012)
What copyeditor doesn’t love words? Today’s News Roundup has our first glimpse of Word of the Year contests, a rundown of the exciting changes in the Ngram Viewer, and a great reason to love the mundanity of dictionaries. Happy Friday, word geeks!