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Ghost Word

The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
Featuring: Emily Brewster

More Ask the Editor Videos

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  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

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  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

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  20. Ghost Word

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  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
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  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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    42,619 views

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    6,443 views
  2. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    13,468 views
  3. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    16,510 views
  4. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    148,125 views
  5. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    73,408 views
  6. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,084 views
  7. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    39,487 views
  8. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    56,132 views
  9. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    28,515 views
  10. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,127 views
  11. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,116 views
  12. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,720 views
  13. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    32,727 views
  14. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    50,428 views
  15. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    30,259 views
  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    44,914 views
  17. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    21,114 views
  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    46,751 views
  19. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    38,191 views
  20. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    45,248 views
  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    28,819 views
  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    72,399 views
  23. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    23,428 views
  24. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,619 views