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Kory Stamper

Kory Stamper has been a lexicographer and editor for two decades, and has grappled with everything from the meaning of "god" to the vagaries of "the." Her writing on language, lexicography, and usage has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, on Dictionary.com, and in her best-selling book "Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries."