Special Event

The Hidden History of Coined Words with Ralph Keyes Online Event

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

The events of the past year have spurred the creation of many new words, from Blursday to Zoombombing. But over the centuries, inventing words in the English language has been a grand and colorful tradition. How does one even attempt to coin a new word? And why do some coined words endure while others barely make it out of the house? Join Ralph Keyes, author of the new book The Hidden History of Coined Words, for a lively discussion about created words and how they shape our language.

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