Cutting ‘microcopy’ isn’t the end of the word

Telly writes Reports in the dictionary business, words are important only if people are using them. And in the judgment of the people who put together the latest edition of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, microcopy just didn’t make the cut.

It’s not the end of the world — microcopy and the other 3,000 or so words cut from this, the 11th edition of this seminal desktop lexicon, will remain in the company’s larger unabridged dictionary — but the axe did have to fall somewhere.