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Word of the Day, facts and observations on language, lookup trends, and wordplay from the editors at Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

Springfield, MA
Joined on December 15, 2009
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We looked inside some of the tweets by @MerriamWebster and found useful information for you.

Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
10 hours
Average replies
10
Average retweets
80
Average likes
276
Tweets with photos
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Tweets with videos
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Rankings (sorted by number of followers)

6. in country United States and category Books

16. in category Books

202. in country United States and category Entertainment

702. in category Entertainment

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32% of all Internet users are using Twitter.

What we're saying: Hi! Panel selection is now open for SXSW 2020 and we could use your help! Can you go here and toss us a vote? What we mean: Please, please, please make us go eat queso in Austin next year.

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Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'ethereal' https://s.m-w.com/2KUVLoE 

Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'ethereal' https://s.m-w.com/2KUVLoE 

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Behind the eight ball At sixes and sevens Four-letter man More than ten idioms from exactly ten numbers:

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An obscure word for the sake of tweeting an obscure word on a Monday:

'mephitic' - offensive to the sense of smell 
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/whats-that-smell-10-obscure-words-for-bad-odors/mephitic …

An obscure word for the sake of tweeting an obscure word on a Monday: 'mephitic' - offensive to the sense of smell https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/whats-that-smell-10-obscure-words-for-bad-odors/mephitic …

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Some Grade A, top-notch history right here.

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Read our interview with @MerriamWebster to see why they're the only account on the internet that's glad we don't have an edit button. #TalkingTwitter

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'Providence': 🌬 foresight, frugality, or divine guidance 'Provenance': 🏺 origin, source, or the history of ownership of a work of art

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According to the dictionary, this is how you break the in- ter- net. (That’s what those little dots are for.)

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If, by some strange coincidence, you're looking to procrastinate this morning, here we are.

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More accurate/less helpful rule: I before E except a whole lot more than just after C

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Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'brandish' https://s.m-w.com/2KViyAt 

Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'brandish' https://s.m-w.com/2KViyAt 

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#DowntonLivePBS vocabulary: dowager earl valet lady footman livery abbey

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Enjoy a lazy summer Sunday afternoon on your chaise lounge. Wait. Or is that chaise longue?

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The word 'bonfire' is derived from Middle English 'bonefire,' meaning literally "a fire of bones."

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Congratulations to Buffalo for our new earliest use of the noun 'sucker punch'! We found a citation from 1899 in The Buffalo Review.

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Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'tortuous' https://s.m-w.com/2KV2nTN 

Good morning! Today's #WordOfTheDay is 'tortuous' https://s.m-w.com/2KV2nTN 

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A sampling of the various directions the language went this week: - Greenland - the - sucker punch - seltzer

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