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The meaning of "nod-crafty" and why it's making a comeback
If you've found yourself nodding sagely into the camera during a Zoom meeting, while you're actually thinking about what you might have for lunch, well, there's a word for that. In our latest instalment of "Word Processing," linguist Ben Zimmer brings us the strange history of "nod-crafty" — where it first appeared, how the Oxford English Dictionary interpreted it, and why now might just be the time for it to make a comeback.