Monday smile – Making up new words

fnordThis morning I have a fun and edifying journey for you, in the form of a TED Talk by Erin McKean, lexicographer and creator of the online dictionary resource Wordnik (see this post about the dictionary on steroids).

In less than 7 minutes, McKean’s talk ranges from wugs to caramel and duckface, 🙂 and describes in a truly accessible way how new words are created.

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