Arts & Life
11:38 am
Thu March 14, 2013

How Dictionary Searches Define Readers

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 11:44 am

After Vice President Joe Biden used the term "malarkey" in a 2012 debate, searches for the word in online dictionaries surged. Now that dictionaries are readily available with a mouse click or finger tap, dictionary publishers can track the correlation between word searches and current events.

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