Great Job, Internet!: Merriam-Webster should be “not unproud” of its election coverage

Although Donald Trump purports to have all the best words, during last night’s debate at Washington University in St. Louis—and throughout the entire campaign—the constituents have still been performing independent, up-to-the-minute linguistic fact-checking of the Republican presidential nominee. “Bigly,” “unproud”—the people want to know what these words mean, or if they’re even words. As evidenced by the top searches on Merriam-Webster’s website, potential voters have been investigating the verbiage of not only Trump but also fellow nominees Hillary Clinton and Gary Johnson, and political commentator Chris Matthews.

This morning, The Daily Dot gave props to the dictionary for being on top of its election game, especially in its Twitter feed. For example, last night, when Trump stated that he was “not unproud” of his millions of Facebook and Twitter followers, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper tweeted to confirm that “unproud” was indeed a word and …

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