‘Mash-Up’ Now Dictionary Worthy

Martha Rosler’s “Mash Up” collage of ads & photo journalism

The word “mash-up” is an official member of the English language! Yesterday, Merriam-Webster’s Fall 2012 collection of “new” words you-probably-already-know-the-meaning-of were released. The new words include:
 Hey, everybody’s gotta make a living – back-to-school must be Merriam-Webster’s Black Friday. The company thinks the list provides a revealing look at American culture. “Some of the new words this year provide colorful images,” Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster editor-at-large, said in a statement. Ironically, he’s a man of few words.
So, what is a MASH-UP, according to the dictionary?
something created by combining elements from two or more sources: as
a: a piece of music created by digitally overlaying an instrumental track with a vocal track from a different recording
b: a movie or video having characters or situations from other sources
c: a Web service or application that integrates data and functionalities from various online sources

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