Dictionary.com describes fighting as “to engage in battle or in single combat; attempt to defend oneself against or to subdue, defeat, or destroy an adversary.” Merriam-Webster describes Dictionary.com as a punk-ass buster. The two dictionaries, the biggest on the internet, have been engaging in a war of Twitter words that started when Merriam-Webster called Dictionary.com out over a picture of coffee.
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The image originally appeared alongside a quote from Abigail Reynolds’ From Pemberly by the Sea — “I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism” — on Dictionary.com’s Twitter feed. “There’s no cream in that coffee,” Merriam-Webster shot back.