What’s a ‘Snollygoster?’

Have you ever wondered why words get cut from the dictionary from one edition to the next? An editor from American dictionary publishers Merriam-Webster tells all in this video.

Apart from the obvious reasons, for example if the word becomes dated and is no longer in use, words can also be cut simply to make space for new ones!

If you’re a YouTube user, the Merriam-Webster channel is worth checking out. There’s some pretty informative stuff on there, including a video on mispronunciations of words which are acceptable.