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Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography

Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography

Now, have any of y’all ever looked up this word? You know, in a dictionary? (Laughter) Yeah, that’s what I thought. How about this word? Here, I’ll show it to you. Lexicography: the practice of compiling dictionaries. Notice — we’re Read more…


How a dictionary writer defines English

How a dictionary writer defines English

When you spend all day in English and everything around you is words, you know, I imagine it’s like being a podiatrist where like the whole world is feet. My name is Kory Stamper. I’m an associate editor at Merriam Read more…