The new edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has about 100 new words, including mouse potato, drama queen and – ta da! – biodiesel
. The AP's story
about the new words mentions biodiesel as an entry that should hearten environmentalists and alternative energy. In case you were not sure, biodiesel is a fuel made partly with vegetable sources. A spokeswoman for the National Biodiesel Board told the AP that the entry, "Symbolizes to me that biodiesel is becoming a household word. You know you've arrived when you're in the dictionary." Biodiesel's inclusion probably won't make as big a splash as 2004's Word of the Year (hint: you're reading one right now), but we're happy to see the word make the list.
[Source: AP via Boston.com]