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Here is an article describing M-W's participation in Twitter traffic about word-meanings & usage. Though the traffic was already lively among those following the political scene, it has picked up steam in the Trump era.
 
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. "About a year and a half ago, our editor of digital publishing, Lisa Schneider, she basically said — she’d been working for the company for a while, and she said,..."

Huh? They've been infected with Trump-speak!
 
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I am fairly active on Twitter (all political) and I read about their popularity there, Bethree. I then began to follow them, and the discussions are fascinating (as long as you are anti-Donald). After Donald's big tweet about "vindication," that word was the most looked up word for a few days. Funny!
 
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Someone recently said people involved with language (especially those collecting terms) are wordherders, analagous to sheepherders.


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Sad to say I am twitter-challenged. But, I AM anti-Trump Wink
Both subjects just came up in one of my siblings' punny email round-robins:
Bro 1 "Isn't Ivanka technically a Trumpet?'
Me 'She's a strumpet.'
Bro 2 'Dad thinks she's Tweet.'
Me "When he tweet-talks her, she says 'Ivanka be alone.'"
 
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Funny! Big Grin

These are challenging days, aren't they?
 
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How would a five hundred pound canary communicate?

It TWEETSSSSSS!!!

And though the bird flu is dangerous, it is tweetable.


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Yeah, but chirpes is forever.
 
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