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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x240 Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!
TV-PG

  • 2014-12-22T05:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.

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