Fan Fiction vs. Fanfiction
When the dictionary doesn’t reflect the world
A couple weeks ago, I picked a fight with the dictionary.
This was not a particularly considered fight. I did no research beforehand and had no evidence to back up my side-eye. I just saw that Merriam-Webster listed the word as “fan fiction” and my blood boiled. I would never spell the word that way, with an internal space, and I was sure other fanfiction writers would agree.