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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

More Ask the Editor Videos

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  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

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  20. Ghost Word

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  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
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  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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    23,535 views
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    42,784 views

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    7,847 views
  2. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    15,248 views
  3. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    16,690 views
  4. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    148,466 views
  5. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    73,645 views
  6. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    67,399 views
  7. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    39,699 views
  8. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    56,442 views
  9. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    28,610 views
  10. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,267 views
  11. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    37,232 views
  12. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,838 views
  13. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    32,872 views
  14. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    50,577 views
  15. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    30,381 views
  16. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    45,032 views
  17. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    21,190 views
  18. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    46,867 views
  19. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    38,270 views
  20. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    45,342 views
  21. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    28,891 views
  22. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    72,575 views
  23. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    23,535 views
  24. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    42,784 views