Spell Fracking with a “k”? Merriam-Webster Says Frack Yes!

Will this settle the debate? For years MDN editor Jim Willis has received sometimes good natured, sometimes irate feedback that “fracking” should be spelled “fracing”–without the “k”. The “proper” way to spell it is without the “k” according to many in the Houston area (according to one MDN source). The “k” was introduced by anti-drillers who want to make the word sound like another f-word, in an attempt to smear it. Merriam-Webster has just added 150 new new words and definitions to their 2014 edition–and fracking, with the “k”–is in the list. Case closed?…

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