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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 (Dictionary.com) mendacity  October 2, 2011 (Dictionary.com) 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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