You say erudite, I say pretentious -

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?


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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