The Million Word March

What defines a word? Lexicographers and other experts don’t always agree


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"You need people to edit the dictionary and take responsibility for it, so that it's reliable," Pickett said. "And I don't think that's going to change."

About Anika Gupta
Anika Gupta

Anika Gupta’s writing has appeared in India and the United States, including in Business Today magazine, where she served as its first digital content editor, the Hindustan Times newspaper and Smithsonian magazine. Currently, she is a Master's student at MIT, where she studies user-generated content and mainstream media culture. She's also a science writer, media blogger, and essayist.

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