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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. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    6,299 views
  2. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    147,957 views
  3. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    161,975 views
  4. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    91,035 views
  5. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    118,259 views
  6. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    36,991 views
  7. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    193,149 views
  8. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    106,832 views
  9. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    135,711 views
  10. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    68,264 views
  11. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    107,083 views
  12. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    44,894 views
  13. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    144,943 views
  14. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    54,250 views
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    349,485 views
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    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    105,827 views
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    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    83,436 views
  18. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    53,645 views
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  20. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

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    67,949 views
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  24. Hopefully

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