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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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).

Whether you’re a doddering graybeard or a millennial who can’t order a latte without dropping the F-bomb, perhaps you share the sense that it’s hard to track all these newcomers to our once-prim newspapers.

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