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How Are Words Added to the Dictionary?

Last month, Merriam-Webster announced that 530 new words have been added to the dictionary. Among them are new meanings of existing words, such as “they” as a nonbinary pronoun, “free solo” (as a climber, this is particularly exciting to me), “Bechdel Test,” and “dad joke.” How, exactly, are […]

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Copenhagen

Ahh, Copenhagen. The Nordic city of bicycles, palaces, and fairy tales. As someone who likes to indulge in literary tourist trips from time to time, I was excited to see what literary secrets Denmark’s capital holds for book lovers, and I was not disappointed. In […]

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London

This April, I embarked on a 9-day vacation to London, Bath, and Paris. It was my first time abroad and my first time abroad by myself. I wanted it to be the nerdiest, most bookish vacation I’ve ever been on. There are a thousand ways to go […]

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Melissa Baron