Threadless, Merriam-Webster Team for Word of the Year Collab

Merriam-Webster has teamed with Threadless to launch a design challenge for 2019’s Word of the Year, “They.”
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December 18, 2019

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Merriam-Webster has teamed up with Threadless, a global design community, to launch a 

design challenge

 for the 2019’s Word of the Year, “they.” 

Launching today, the three-week challenge calls on artists to create a design inspired by the word “they.” The winning design will be featured on t-shirts and other quality lifestyle products sold in the new 

Merriam-Webster Shop

“We have come to expect words from politics and big news stories to be looked up in large numbers, but this year we also saw a new focus on questions about words that were themselves the news,” says Peter Sokolowski, editor at large, Merriam-Webster. “Seeing such interest in 

they 

and 

the 

shows interest in the basic building blocks of language. Through the dictionary, we see proof that words matter, whether we are discussing national politics or personal identity.”

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