Writing in Slate on January 12, Stefan Fatsis--the author of Word Freak, A Few Seconds of Panic, a regular contributor to NPR's All Things Considered, panelist of NPR's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, and DSNA member--reports on Merriam-Webster's revision of "its most authoritative tome for the digital age." But, the article asks, "in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like? (And do we even need one?)"
Read the article here.
See also Lexicon Valley's Mike Vuolo's January 13 interview with Stefan Fatsis about his Slate article, "What does 'unabridged' even mean anymore?" on Slate+ (subscription necessary)
And also Slate's January 15 video about pragmatic, Merriam-Webster's most looked up word, by Anne Marie Lindemann and Stefan Fatsis: Pragmatic.