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Defining the Lexicographic River

10/15/2015

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Shakespeare invented over 1,700 English words, creating a cascade of effects on spoken and written language. Today—with text messages and emojis, email and instant messaging, Skype and Snapchat—we’re all a part of the language revolution. Join us for an up-to-the-minute examination of how we communicate today. What to expect: Kory Stamper on choosing the words to add to Merriam-Webster

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