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 or Twitter unless absolutely necessary, so I probably won’t see your friend request, DM, 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 Mastodon. (If you DM me, I will probably just ask you to email me, so you might just want to start there … )