F-Bomb

Hall of Fame catcher and F-bomb coiner, Gary Carter. photo provided by black_man_hungry on flickr

The word F-bomb also made the list.  The shocking reveal was not it’s addition however, but the word’s print origin.  The dictionary traced it back to a 1988 Newsday interview with baseball great Gary Carter.  Carter who was famous for forswearing swearing, made reference to the two times he was ever thrown out of a game. Carter said, “that was when I used to use the F-bomb.”  

Add another accomplishment to the late Mr. Carter’s Hall of Fame resume.

Sources: WFAN 660

“Did Gary Carter Invent the F-bomb?” Slate.com.

“A Sample of New Dictionary Words for 2012” Merriam-Webster.com 

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