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> 1999 dictionary due out next month
> NEW YORK (AP) - Unless you've been living on a desert island for the
> past decade, you know what it is. But how do you spell it? "Dot-com"
> is preferred, according to the new edition of the Random House
> Webster's New College Dictionary. Or it can be "dot.com," but
> certainly not "dotcom" or ".com." According to Random House, the
> preferred terms are also "antiglare" (a type of headlight), "sky
> surfing" (aerial skateboarding), "slamming" (change of long-distance
> service without customer's permission) and "zettabyte" (one
> sextillion bytes). Those are among the hundreds of words appearing
> for the first time among 207,000 definitions in the 1999 edition of
> the dictionary due out next month. "It's very media-heavy," said
> Wendalyn Nichols, editorial director for Random House References. "We
> just try to stay on top of current issues. Slang is the sexiest, but
> we also keep up with the latest political leaders." See
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