Posted Dec 03, 2012 12:15 pm CST
The next edition of Black’s Law Dictionary could include the word “benchslap” if editor Bryan Garner can be persuaded.
Blogger David Lat says he was credited with origination of the term—which should be one word, not two—when he wrote for the blog Underneath Their Robes.
Garner may be considering other newly coined terms. “What other ATL neologisms might be good candidates for Black’s because they’re in frequent use?” he tweeted.