Gary Carter, Language Pioneer


The linked article examines the history of new Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary word "F-bomb." A snippet: So who's responsible for lobbing F-bomb far and wide? Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, said she and her fellow word spies at the Massachusetts company traced it back to 1988, in a Newsday story that had the now-dead Mets catcher Gary Carter talking about how he had given them up, along with other profanities. Hat tip to Metstradamus for sharing this.