Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dictionaries help to place Donald Trump's tweets in context

Move Over, Wikipedia:  Dictionaries are Hot Again. (The New York Times, 2/11/2017)
On Feb. 6, the company shared a tweet from the president: “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” The dictionary’s tweet overlaid his words with a definition for paralogize (“to draw conclusions that do not follow logically from a given set of assumptions”), which was’s word of the day. word of the day for Feb 6.

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