Erin McKean has a really good TED Talk about “Redefining the Dictionary”.

It’s a really interesting talk, and I think she has quite good presentation skills as well. Listening to her talk, you can just sense her passion about what she does. And above all that, I think the content is really good. She tells us to challenge the traditional thoughts and ideas we have about the dictionary.

Her thoughts can be applied to other fields as well, I think. The “ham butt” problem she talks about, for example, really typifies the problem with blindly following tradition. On a whole, it’s just a great talk, that you really should watch.

What are you redefining today?