“Toys and sporting goods, including games and playthings–namely, action figures and accessories therefor; play sets for action figures; plush toys; balloons; bathtub toys; ride-on toys; equipment sold as a unit for playing card games; toy vehicles; dolls; flying discs; hand held units for playing electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; game equipment sold as a unit for playing a board game, a card game, a manipulative game, a parlor game and an action type target game; stand alone video output game machines; jigsaw and manipulative puzzles; paper face masks; skateboards; ice skates; water squirting toys; balls–namely, playground balls, soccer balls, baseballs, basketballs; baseball gloves; swimming floats for recreational use; kickboard flotation devices for recreational use; surfboards; swim boards for recreational use; swim fins; toy bakeware and toy cookware; toy banks; toy snow globes; paper party hats; and Christmas tree ornaments.”—The list of possible objects that might someday get made with a Nightwing logo on them, according to Bleeding Cool.
“Having just spent more than a month thinking about it, I fully agree: love is pretty complex. But I should make it clear that my job in revising the definitions of love wasn’t about the *concept* of love; it was about the ways the *word* love is used. I wasn’t trying to answer questions like what is love? Does it last? Can people ever love one another equally? Those are questions better left to the poets and philosophers.
My job was to answer questions like when someone says “I love my mother/country/pie” or “They married for love” or “People are loving on that song” what exactly do they mean? To answer those questions I did what we always do: analyze evidence. All of our definitions are based on evidence of words in use, primarily from published, edited text. The core of this evidence is something we actively collect through our “reading and marking” program: part of a Merriam-Webster editor’s job is to read (anything—newspapers, magazines, blogs, books, menus, comics) and mark any new or interesting usages, which then get added to our searchable database.