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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
    51,233 views
  2. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    63,265 views
  3. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    21,714 views
  4. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    158,734 views
  5. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    81,169 views
  6. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    78,793 views
  7. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    46,994 views
  8. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,049 views
  9. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    32,425 views
  10. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    61,970 views
  11. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    40,850 views
  12. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    85,340 views
  13. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    36,856 views
  14. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    55,113 views
  15. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    33,810 views
  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    49,073 views
  17. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    23,021 views
  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    49,967 views
  19. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    40,616 views
  20. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    48,141 views
  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    30,989 views
  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    78,123 views
  23. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    26,594 views
  24. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    47,146 views