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 - Jul 15, 2012
These deceptive dictionaries are not your traditional heavy-paged resources. Seeing as the number and types of words in the dictionary changes little from year to year, the way that the information is being represented must be the varying factor.

In lieu of the evolving nature of Internet content and overall increasing pace of information synthesis on the web, the resources are racing to update and catch up. For example, the Twitter-style dictionary nods towards the global social media fetish while the Google-images dictionary caters to the love for widespread memes and infographics. Other creative concepts include crowd-sourced and TV show dictionaries.

Studying the ever-changing style of these important resources will teach viewers about society in a way that studying the actual dictionary entries cannot.