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Gremlins And Glitches: Lexical Queries After HealthCare.gov

NPR | Oct. 25, 2013 4:55 p.m.

When it comes to describing problems with the Affordable Care Act website, one word has been used a lot: glitches. But does that really capture the major problems with HealthCare.gov? And where does the word come from? Ben Zimmer, executive producer of vocabulary.com and language columnist for The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the word’s origins.

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