The dictionary editor who dropped an F-bomb on Merriam-Webster
(Book Business editor's note: Keep your eyes peeled for the September issue of Book Business magazine for a feature on the dictionary business in the digital age)
Although she's philosophical about the matter, Kory Stamper says it's technically wrong to call her the F-bomb lady.
The title fails to appreciate the collaborative nature of her work. But Stamper was the associate editor picked to tell the world how the colloquialism F-bomb made the cut. The Collingswood word maven found herself quoted from here to the Philippines about the flipping phrase.