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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
    121,989 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    101,278 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    202,218 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    185,572 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    101,073 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    139,432 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    44,240 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    208,680 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    117,134 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    190,827 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    79,150 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    119,028 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
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    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    65,044 views
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  24. Ghost Word

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