One encompasses more than 165,000 entries. The other allows for just 140 characters. No matter. The
Merriam-Webster Dictionary has found it in its loquacious soul to allow the word tweet into its newest edition.
Tweet, referring to the brief missives sent on the popular micro-social networking service Twitter, joined more
than 100 new words and terms in the 2012 edition. Americana, referring to a style of music, got an entry.
Cougar got an extra definition (that referring to an older women who has a thing for younger men).
Bromance made the cut, too, as did helicopter parent and boomerang child. (AP)