Twitter accounts track words new to The New York Times

Ever wonder when a word first appeared in the nation’s preeminent newspaper? A trio of Twitter accounts track newcomers—including potty-mouthed presidential pronouncements.

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If you’ve ever been surprised to see unlikely word pop up in the staid pages of The New York Times and other publications, welcome to our brave new publishing world.

These words could be coarse (“shithole“), bewildering (“mafroukeh“) or oddly poetic, if poetry were written by robots (“cryptotulips“).

Now there are Twitter feeds where word-lovers can follow coinages and new uses in the era of a president who delights in lobbing verbal stink bombs (as, to be fair, do many of his foes).

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