"Biodiesel" Added to Merriam Webster's New Dictionary


It has it's own magazine; you can make it from algae; celebrities can't get enough; you can roast coffee with it. What could lay claim to all this and more? Biodiesel, the wonder fuel, and Merriam-Webster's dictionary has validated its existence by inserting it in the 11th Edition of the big word book. Joining other culturally relevant words such as "mouse potato," "bling bling," "drama queen," and "unibrow," biodiesel will be there for anyone still curious about the difference between biodiesel and ethanol. On the word's promotion, Jenna Higgins, a spokeswoman for the National Biodiesel Board, said, "That symbolizes to me that biodiesel is becoming a household word. You know you've arrived when you're in the dictionary." ::Merriam Webster via ::AP and ::NPR