Sunday, June 1, 2014

Kojo Nnamdi talks language with Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large

Kojo Nnamdi and guest Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's lexicographer and editor-at-large, talked language during the May 29 program National Spelling Bee Week. According to the website,
More than 200 contestants from around the world are gathering in Washington this week for the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. We talk with Merriam-Webster's editor-at-large about the history of spelling bees, what it's like to be a spelling bee pronouncer, and why words like "selfie" and "hashtag" will soon show up in one of the world's best known dictionaries.

Listen to the half-hour long conversation.

Take a look at the Merriam-Webster website to learn more about new words, to receive a word each day by email and more!

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