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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
    120,356 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    100,168 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    201,673 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    185,234 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    100,916 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    139,116 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    44,136 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    208,452 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    116,995 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    190,551 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    78,983 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    118,859 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    51,634 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    159,521 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    64,929 views
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    470,357 views
  17. Okay?

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    148,876 views
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    60,216 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

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  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

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    32,580 views
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  23. Soop vs. Soup

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    51,590 views
  24. Ghost Word

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  25. Hopefully

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