World of Weird Words

A Self-Described "Dictionary Evangelist" Looks at the Latest in Linguistics


Erin McKean founded the world's biggest online dictionary, Wordnik. A graduate of The University of Chicago, she has also written books on weird words and given TED Talks about the subject.


Watch KcKean's 2007 TED talk on the joy of lexicography.

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Take a quiz on weird words from A to Z.  Match the definition with the correct word.

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