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From “chillaxing” with your “bae” to “twerking” in your “lbd” at a wild party, many new words have entered our everyday lexicon, but may not yet have formal entries in traditional print dictionaries. But online dictionaries — free of many limitations imposed on formal publishers — serve as a lexical hub for these emerging words. Now a campaign by the online dictionary Wordnik.com aims to capture one million “missing” English words and record them for posterity. Kojo explores the world of undocumented words and finds out what makes them worthy of inclusion in our daily language.
- Paul Dickson Author, "Authorisms: Word Wrought by Writers" and "Words from the White House;" Contributing Editor, Washingtonian Magazine
- Erin McKean Founder, Wordnik.com
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