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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

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More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. Lay vs. Lie

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    183,725 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    152,765 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    225,374 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    195,689 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    106,420 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    150,522 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    48,238 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    216,723 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    122,012 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    213,022 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    84,601 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    125,042 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    55,119 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    174,350 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    68,150 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    523,061 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    166,885 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    95,611 views
  19. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    63,716 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    79,937 views
  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    34,312 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    83,851 views
  23. Soop vs. Soup

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    53,548 views
  24. Ghost Word

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  25. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    67,545 views
  26. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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  27. Who vs. Whom

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  28. Octopus

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