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The Word

My Duro

How I accidentally invented a word

By Erin McKean
March 1, 2009

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I'VE BEEN WORKING as a lexicographer - someone who edits dictionaries, for those of you disinclined to pick one up just now - for more than 15 years, and the question that I am asked most often, by far, is "How can I make up my own word and get it in the dictionary?" (Full article: 892 words)

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