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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:38 am
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:40 am
IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK TO ADD A NEW WORD.
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When people use a word or phrase frequently enough that it appears in widely read print and online publications, lexicographers take notice. First, they collect citations of the word, documenting the source it appeared in and recording its contextual meaning.
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Then, lexicographers conduct database research, searching for evidence that people from diverse backgrounds have used the word over a period of time. Finally, dictionary editors review the evidence and decide whether or not to include the new word in an upcoming edition of the dictionary.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:41 am
Thanks to this lengthy process, you can now find modern words such as manspread, presstitute, and athleisure in several dictionaries.
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THE FIRST ENGLISH DICTIONARIES ONLY INCLUDED DIFFICULT WORDS.
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We think of dictionaries as comprehensive tomes containing everything from antelope and apple to zeitgeist and zootrophy, but early English dictionaries didn't contain any simple, common words.
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In the 16th and 17th centuries, thanks in part to the Renaissance's classical influence, English doubled its vocabulary by incorporating words from other languages.
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People needed to consult word lists to look up these new, difficult words that they hadn't heard before.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:42 am
In 1604, a teacher named Robert Cawdrey compiled a list of words into A Table Alphabeticall, which defined difficult English words borrowed from Latin, Greek, French, and Hebrew.
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Throughout the 17th century, other English men published lists of hard words with easy to understand definitions, and people turned to the dictionary to learn these words.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:42 am
NOAH WEBSTER LEARNED 26 LANGUAGES TO WRITE HIS DICTIONARY.
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Although Noah Webster wasn't the first American to produce a dictionary, his name has become synonymous with the American dictionary.
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Hoping to help create a uniquely American lexicon, with Americanized spelling and pronunciation of words, Webster wrote An American Dictionary of the English Language.
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To thoroughly research word origins and sources, Webster got serious about becoming an etymology expert.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:43 am
English actually originates from what is now called north west Germany and the Netherlands.
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He learned 26 languages, including Sanskrit and Old English, to write his dictionary. Published in 1828, it contained 70,000 entries and included the first definitions of "American" words such as chowder and skunk.
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The phrase “long time no see” is believed to be a literal translation of a Native American or Chinese phrase as it is not grammatically correct.
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THE FIRST MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY COST SIX DOLLARS.
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After Webster died in 1843, George and Charles Merriam bought the rights to revise Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language, Corrected and Enlarged.
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“Go!” is the shortest grammatically correct sentence in English.
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The two brothers printed and sold books in Springfield, Massachusetts, and their intellectual property purchase paid off. In the fall of 1847, the Merriams issued the first revised Webster dictionary for six dollars.
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The original name for butterfly was flutterby.
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The book sold well, and the G. & C. Merriam Co. was eventually renamed Merriam-Webster, Inc. in 1982. Merriam-Webster continues to publish popular print and electronic dictionaries today.
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About 4,000 words are added to the dictionary each year.
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