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The Simpsons is right: “Embiggen” is a perfectly cromulent word

Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s new series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. In this episode, Stamper examines the origins of “embiggen,” the spurious coinage made famous by The Simpsons.

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