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How Does A Word Make It Into The Dictionary?

Genres / Sci Fi : io9

Every year a handful of new words make it into the dictionary, but how do they get there and who chooses them? Kory Stamper, a lexicographer for Merriam Webster, explains to us just how our dictionaries get made. Read more...

The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows Invents New Words For Powerful Emotions

News : Huffington Post

The journey that a made-up word takes from invention to induction into a dictionary -- be it Oxford Online or Merriam Webster's even more selective print edition -- is arduous. For the latter, decades worth of frequent use is needed...

Classical Words of the Day ~ 10/02/11

History / Ancient History : Rogue Classicism

obsequious October 1, 2011 (Merriam Webster) votary September 30, 2011 ( mendacity  October 2, 2011 ( obnunciate September 28, 2011 (WWFtD) tensity September 28, 2011 (WWFtD) augean September 29, 2011 (...

‘Braggadocious?’ In Trump and Clinton Debate, Words That Sent Viewers to the Dictionary

News : NYTimes: News

Merriam-Webster, which tweeted updates on word searches during the presidential debate, tracked the most-searched terms.

Donald Trump’s Use Of The Word ‘Braggadocious’ During Monday Night’s Debate Called Out By Merriam-Webster

News : The Inquisitr - News

Donald Trump uses the word “braggadocious” a lot. But is “braggadocious” a real word? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary called out Trump’s use of the word “braggadocious” during Monday night’s first presidential debate. While Donald Tr...


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