Erin McKean: go ahead, make up new words!

January 5, 2015 6:37 pm

imageErin McKean is a name you may have already seen on our website. She’s a brilliant lexicographer whom we had the chance and the pleasure to interview some time ago.

The New York Times defined her as “part of the next wave of top lexicographers who have already or may soon take over guardianship of the nation’s language, and who disprove Samuel Johnson’s definition of a lexicographer as ‘a harmless drudge’.” And we believe this should be fair enough for you to just take a few minutes off, listen to this young lady and follow her advice: be creative. Make up new words!

 

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