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You say erudite, I say pretentious

The New York Times is tracking all the words that people look up when they plow through stories on their website, how sui generis is that?

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The New York Times ever strike you as an abstruse glut of antediluvian perorations, if the newspaper¹s profligacy of neologisms and shibboleths ever set off apoplectic paroxysms in you, if it all seems a bit recondite, here¹s a reason to be sanguine: The Times has great data on the words that send readers in search of a dictionary. Here¹s a list of the top 50.

Nieman Journalism Lab

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