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Merriam-Webster is adding F-bomb to their next edition. First public reference?

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Kory Stamper, an associate editor for Merriam-Webster, said she and her fellow word spies at the Massachusetts company traced it back to 1988, in a Newsday story that had the now-dead Mets catcher Gary Carter talking about how he had given them up, along with other profanities.

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If Gary Carter weren't already in the Hall of Fame, this would probably put him over the top.

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