The Dictionary Will Not Be Silenced

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A few months ago, we wrote about the sudden sauciness of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Twitter account, but post-inauguration, their snark has reached a whole new level. In a recent interview with their social media manager, she tells Digiday: “We’ve been doing a lot of interesting things for a while. And we’re not political, so I hope people don’t hang around and just get disappointed after.”

Politically charged or not, their Twitter account has been savage with their timely commentary, subtweeting of political figures, and their relevant pop culture references. It’s hard to believe their claim to being non-partisan when it comes to tweets like this, but regardless, it’s enjoyable and educational. And anything we do to broaden the social media vocabulary of America beyond “on fleek,” is welcome on my timeline.  

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