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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
    115,017 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    96,746 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    199,675 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    184,411 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    100,585 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    138,285 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    43,875 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    207,826 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    116,615 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    189,727 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    78,519 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    118,328 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    51,296 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    158,935 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    64,680 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    466,706 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    141,214 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

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    91,099 views
  19. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    59,915 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    76,541 views
  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    32,435 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

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  23. Soop vs. Soup

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    51,444 views
  24. Ghost Word

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  25. Hopefully

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  26. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    46,076 views
  28. Octopus

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