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Dictionary.com is upping their vernacular game by adding phrases that reflect race and identity in the US

When news broke about Dictionary.com upping their game by including several African American Vernacular English (AAVE) words, such as my personal favorites "chile" and "finna", I was pleasantly surprised.

Dictionary.com is upping their vernacular game by adding phrases that reflect race and identity in the US

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Over the past several decades, and since the conception of dictionaries, the importance of adding new words is critically important to understand in the ever-evolving English language.

When news broke about Dictionary.com upping their game by including several African American Vernacular English (AAVE) words, such as my personal favorites "chile" and "finna" which are words used in casual conversations with my friends or in comedies and rap music, I was pleasantly surprised.

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