Kory Stamper, a Merriam-Webster lexicographer, joins us to discuss her book, Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries. The book explores what it takes to make a dictionary in a world where language is constantly evolving. Stamper details the people, events and stories that have shaped the English language, and goes inside the halls of Merriam-Webster.

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