Merriam-Webster Confirms Everyone’s Suspicion that ‘Breadth’ Isn’t a Real Word

“We hope that ‘breadth’ will be a relic of the past. It’s time to move on.”

SPRINGFIELD, MA — In a press release that has turned the linguistic world on its head, Merriam-Webster Co. announced that ‘breadth’ is not a real word, contrary to its presence in their dictionary.

Spokeswoman Donna Jo Haas elaborated on the company’s ruse to reporters: “It began as a bit in the writers room when the company was founded in 1831. One…