Ed. Note

After two years, this little corner of the internet has closed shop. Stick around and check out the Webster's Daily archives. You can browse by date or use the A to Z Index.

If you're looking for more dictionary hijinks, try Ammon Shea, who read the entire Oxford English Dictionary and wrote a book about it. (Here's Nicholson Baker's review in the NYTBR.) Also, see the newly published Websterisms, by crossword puzzler Arthur Schulman and historian Jill Lepore.

You can find me these days at my personal website, www.joshwallaert.com.

The Editor