The Strange Tale of Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word

Here's to the power of spaces between letters.

Merriam-Webster is redefining the role of the dictionary in the 21st century. If you don’t follow them on Twitter, I strongly recommend doing so. But did you know that a fake word–or “ghost word“–made its way into their dictionary accidentally? Check out this nerdy tale of a dictionary editor, a chemist, and a spatial fiasco.

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