What's in a word? Sometimes, nothing. In the 1939 version of Webster's New International Dictionary, second edition, a four-letter word caught one editor's eye—because it doesn't exist. That word was dord. Due to a series of editing and printing errors, "dord" was listed in the dictionary from 1934 until 1947. D'oh!
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