The Word on the Street
Words and language inspire us! Read the latest news and updates from Planet Word. Learn how the language we hear all around us is shaping our lives right now and how exciting innovations in applied linguistics—from technology to medicine to psychology to forensics—are changing our world every day.
Planet Word made enormous progress in 2017, from selecting an exhibit designer to finding our future home. We also launched our blog to bring you new language insights and interviews! Take a look back on our biggest hits from the past year.
Has the internet changed the way new words enter our collective vocabulary? How do dictionary makers figure out what words having staying power and which will be obsolete in a month? How does a modern dictionary function in this ever-changing language landscape? Lexicographer and radio host Grant Barrett weighs in.