Mon, Sep 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Join us as we welcome Kory Stamper, a lexicographer and editor for the Merriam-Webster family of dictionaries. She is the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries (Pantheon, 2017). In addition to her editorial duties, she presents many of Merriam-Webster's "Ask the Editor" videos, a series on the publisher's website and youtube, that discusses the English language, especially unusual or controversial words and usages. Stamper drew attention as the Associate Editor responsible for explaining the addition of the term F-Bomb into the dictionary.
Stamper blogs regularly on language and lexicography at www.korystamper.com, and her writing has appeared in The Guardian and The New York Times, and on Slate.com.
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