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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. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    6,289 views
  2. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    13,272 views
  3. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    16,496 views
  4. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    148,095 views
  5. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    73,388 views
  6. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,031 views
  7. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    39,468 views
  8. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    56,101 views
  9. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    28,494 views
  10. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,108 views
  11. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,102 views
  12. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,691 views
  13. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    32,715 views
  14. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    50,412 views
  15. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    30,247 views
  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    44,901 views
  17. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    21,105 views
  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    46,739 views
  19. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    38,183 views
  20. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    45,236 views
  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    28,814 views
  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    72,363 views
  23. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    23,413 views
  24. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,600 views