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Scouring the Web to Make New Words 'lookupable'

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Erin McKean

Erin McKean, a former editor of the New Oxford American Dictionary, started a Kickstarter campaign last month on to unearth one million "missing" English wordswords that are not currently found in traditional dictionaries.

Credit: Timothy O'Connell for The New York Times

A couple of weeks ago, two of my New York Times colleagues chronicled digital culture trends that are so newish and niche-y that conventional English dictionaries don't yet include words for either of them.

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