Loading the player...

Defenestration

The fascinating story behind many people's favorite word.
Featuring: Kory Stamper

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. Lay vs. Lie

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    487,587 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    321,370 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    344,402 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    300,598 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    164,090 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    248,159 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    102,690 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    280,128 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    192,806 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    329,157 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    157,225 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    200,792 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    120,469 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    256,745 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    121,438 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    735,486 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    283,632 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    162,245 views
  19. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    135,390 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    153,429 views
  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    95,267 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    157,531 views
  23. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    114,147 views
  24. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    133,803 views
  25. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    135,658 views
  26. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    183,489 views
  27. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    115,331 views
  28. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    281,285 views

More Ask the Editor Videos

  1. Lay vs. Lie

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    487,587 views
  2. 'Try and' vs. 'Try to'

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    321,370 views
  3. Is It 'Attorney Generals' Or 'Attorneys General'?

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    344,402 views
  4. Fun, Funner, Funnest

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    300,598 views
  5. 2014 Word of the Year: Behind the Scenes

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    164,090 views
  6. How the Months Got Their Names

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    248,159 views
  7. Webster's Dictionary of 1864

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    102,690 views
  8. Old-School Grammar

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    280,128 views
  9. Schwa

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    192,806 views
  10. That vs. Which

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    329,157 views
  11. i.e. vs. e.g.

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    157,225 views
  12. Longest Word in the Dictionary

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    200,792 views
  13. Its vs. It's

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    120,469 views
  14. Weird Plurals

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    256,745 views
  15. Defenestration

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    121,438 views
  16. Irregardless

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    735,486 views
  17. Okay?

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    283,632 views
  18. What 'Ironic' Really Means

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    162,245 views
  19. 'Mispronunciations' That May Be Fine

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    135,390 views
  20. The Awkward Case of 'His or Her'

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    153,429 views
  21. How a Word Gets into the Dictionary

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    95,267 views
  22. Drive Safe: In Praise of Flat Adverbs

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    157,531 views
  23. Soop vs. Soup

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    114,147 views
  24. Ghost Word

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    133,803 views
  25. Hopefully

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    135,658 views
  26. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition

    Featuring: Emily Brewster
    183,489 views
  27. Who vs. Whom

    Featuring: Peter Sokolowski
    115,331 views
  28. Octopus

    Featuring: Kory Stamper
    281,285 views