Having your students create new words as a class project? Please follow the send me a new word instructions.


If you’ve created a new word as part of a class project, please ask your teacher to follow the instructions in the TEACHERS! section above.

If you’re looking for information about how to pursue a career in lexicography, please check out “So you’d like to be a lexicographer?" If you still have questions, please do feel free to email me using the link below.


The best way to reach me is to email me.

I am always happy to hear from people who have found a new word, want to share a picture of a beautiful dress, would like me to speak at their event, have read my books, or who are excited about language, sewing, coding, or robots.

Social media

I no longer use Facebook unless absolutely necessary, so I probably won’t see your friend request or Messenger message.

If you would like to connect on LinkedIn, please include in your message why you would like to connect (“I am a student studying lexicography!” etc.) or how/where/when we met.

Please feel free to follow me on Twitter. (If you DM me on Twitter, I will probably just ask you to email me, so you might just want to start there … )