Things You Learn When You Write The Dictionary


While The Dictionary is frequently called upon to justify positions and settle debates, most people know relatively little about how dictionaries are made and what their aims are. Join Merriam-Webster Senior Editor Emily Brewster for a peek into a lexicographer’s view of The Dictionary. We’ll discuss language change, annoying words, and just how it is that a term like “chillax” comes to qualify for dictionary entry.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Coolidge Corner - Meeting Room
31 Pleasant Street, Brookline, MA 02446

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