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Meet The Expert: Holiday Word Origins

Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper on the Ask Me Another holiday special at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York.
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Merriam-Webster's Kory Stamper on the Ask Me Another holiday special at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York.

The bell strikes one and we're visited by the ghost of Quiz-mas past, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper! Our guest expert is the author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries.Stamper leads a game about the strange origins of holiday words. Will our first spirit be able to take the bah humbug out of Scrooge?

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