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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
    175,265 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    147,302 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    221,949 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

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    194,360 views
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    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
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    148,274 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    47,554 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    215,744 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    121,473 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    198,214 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    83,874 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    124,197 views
  13. Its vs. It's

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    Featuring: Kory Stamper
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    Featuring: Kory Stamper
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