To decide which words to include in the dictionary and to determine what they mean, Merriam-Webster editors study the language as it’s used. They carefully monitor which words people use most often and how they use them.
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- To be or not to be… original — The game is up: Shakespeare’s language not as original as dictionaries think
- 216 positive emotions that have no direct English translation — University of East London psychology lecturer Tim Lomas has corralled some of the most striking non-English words about emotions for Westerners to appreciate. While the words describe phenomena experienced and celebrated by many cultures, no easily-expressible equivalents exist in English.
- A linguistic family tree — A comprehensive overlook of the Nordic languages in their old world language families.