Video of the Week: "Where do new words come from?"

I'm a lover of words. Each year more and more words are added to our dictionary, but just where do these words come from? Take a look:

Here's what I'm thinking: 

  • When is the last time you looked something up in a paper dictionary? Is it bad that this "skill" is "dying"?
  • Take a look at what was added in 2017. Do any of these surprise you?
  • What are the different levels of authority present (or not present) between Merriam-Webster and Urban Dictionary? 
  • What words do you think will be added in 2018?