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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
    168,605 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    143,249 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    219,455 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    193,373 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    105,127 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    147,244 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    47,158 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    214,927 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    120,990 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    197,439 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    83,400 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    123,638 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    54,371 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    172,539 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,488 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    514,159 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    162,359 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

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    94,702 views
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    62,977 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

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    33,939 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

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    82,641 views
  23. Soop vs. Soup

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    53,147 views
  24. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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  25. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
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    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
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  28. Octopus

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