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"Mispronunciations" That May Be Fine - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

"Mischievous," "nuclear," and other words to pronounce with caution. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Old-School Grammar - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Many of today's grammar rules can be traced to the opinions of one 18th century writer. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Literally - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

The Serial Comma - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Why don't they call it the Merriam-Webster comma? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Schwa - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

The most common vowel sound in English causes many spelling problems. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Ask The Editor: #01 - Uhhhhhhh... Hi. - Cobalt Streak

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Cynic - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

How the name of an ancient philosophical movement devoted to virtue came to describe eye-rolling critics. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

I vs. Me - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

"Between you and __"? Simple guidance for a tricky pronoun. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Fun, Funner, Funnest - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Why does it sound strange to say “funner” or “funnest?" See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

EverNever TV: Ask The Editor

Soman chats with his editor Toni about what an editor does, Book 4, and why she's so awesome! #theschoolforgoodandevil #schoolforgoodandevil.

Doozy - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Merriam-Webster Associate Editor Emily Brewster expounds upon the origins of the word 'doozy.' See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/asktheeditor.htm.

Curly Hair and Vintage Styles - Ask The Editor Ep. 4

Today we look at natural curly hair and vintage hair styling. Can you do vintage hairstyles with curly hair? Also, the dimensions and simple instructions for making your own head scarf as...

Michael Jackson - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Michael Jackson's death sent many people to the dictionary. What did they look up? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Its vs. It's - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Some practical guidance, and interesting history, about a common mistake. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

The Awkward Case of "His or Her" - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Despite what the grammar police might say, it's actually fine to use "their" as a singular pronoun. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Hopefully - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Contrary to what your teachers may have said, we believe the popular usage of this word is correct. Hopefully you agree. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Lay vs. Lie - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Tripping up English Speakers for 700 years. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Alright vs. All Right - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Although the spelling alright has been in use for over 200 years, some critics have insisted alright is all wrong. Others maintain that alright and all right have distinct meanings and serve...

Ending a Sentence with a Preposition - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

An old-fashioned rule we can no longer put up with. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Further vs. Farther - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

They started as same word, but their meanings have drifted apart over time. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

How a Word Gets into the Dictionary - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

What our editors are looking for when they choose words for Merriam-Webster's. See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Who vs. Whom - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Good news for those who feel stuffy saying "whom." See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Ask the Editor: Rising seafood prices, part 2

At the start of Day 2 of the European Seafood Exposition, SeafoodSource Editor Steven Hedlund and Contributing Editor Lindsey Partos answer the question, "What are seafood companies doing to...

Is None Singular or Plural? - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

Or both? Or neither? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.

Hot Mess - Merriam-Webster Ask the Editor

You're probably familiar with the term hot mess. But do you know how old hot mess really is? See more videos at http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/index.htm.