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What Shapes Our Language?

SHAPES LANGUAGE Estimates of the number of words in the English language vary as widely as the origins of those words. As quickly as old, dated words fall from daily usage, fresh new words enter our lexicon. VUVUZELA AN UNANTICIPATED EXPOSURE OF TNEETUP TURDUCKEN HOW A WORD IS BORN THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SENTENCE BODILY PARTS WARDROBE MALFUNCTION Combine two or more existing words into one idea, also known as portmanteau TOXIC DEBT Language has become more concise -- requiring only as much as needed to communicate the point. The fewer keystrokes, the better. Turducken · A partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. WORDS of the Pop culture reference from movie, TV show, song, etc. Threequel · A second sequel or third installment in a book or film series. TELEGRAPH required senders to create shorter transmissions since length YEAR determined cost. In the late 19th century, some telegraph carriers would charge more for a word longer than 15 characters, or a sentence longer than 10 words. Telegraphic code books became popular, shrinking a sentence or phrase into a single word. 2010 "app" Adapted from another language Vuvuzela · A long plastic instrument popular with soccer fans in South Africa, popularized internationally during the 2010 FİFA World Cup. 2009 "tweet" Tied to new media, website, or technology ThoughEMAIL) andINSTANT MESSAGING don't have same limitations, Soncise language and fewer keystrokes are key. Using single letters in place of full words ("U there?" instead of "Are you there?") saves time and keystrokes. Unfriend · The act of removing a friend from your Facebook account. 2008 "bailout" Old words get new uses Mouse · A hand-operated device that controls the cursor on a computer screen. 2007 "subprime" Abbreviations and acronyms ETC. TTYL · Abbreviation for "talk to you later" SMS developers establish 160-character Imit. Communications researcher Friedhelm Hillebrand, as chairman of the 2006 nonvoice services committee within the Global System for Mobile communications in 1986, tried to harness secondary radio channel for text transmission, which could only allow 160 characters. "plutoed" By mistake, certain words or phrases that are written or spoken incorrectly can become commonly used Refudiate · A combination of "refute" and (X "repudiate," coined by Sarah Palin. 2005 HATER "truthiness" DICTIONARY ATTACK FRENEMY sONLY? FACEBOOK places 420-character limit on Srafus updates, updated from 160 when status updates first were launched. NOTABLE NEw WORDS ADDED TO THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY IN THE 2000s AUTOMAGICALLY BARGAINOUS CHEESEBALL COOL HUNTER CARBON CAPTURE CHILLAX AND STORAGE TWITTER places 140-character limit on SLOL! BROMANCE EXIT STRATEGY tweets. DEFRIEND BUZZKILL CATASTROPHIZING SOURCES: OXFORDDICTIONARIES.COM. DICTIONARY. REFERENCE.COM. TIME.COM. MCMILLANDICTIONARIES.COM. MERRIAM-WEBSTER.CCOM. NPR.ORG. NYTIMES.COM. LATIMES.COM. PEWRESEARCH.ORG. AMERICANDIALECT.ORG. AGRAMALS.ORG CHILL PILL DELEVERAGING NHAT SHAPES OUR LANGUAGE VOXY WHAT OUR NATIONAL TREASURE | HIKIKOMORI STEAMPUNK PAYMALL QUANTITATIVE STAYCATIO NETBOOK EASING 039V3A3183A0 FREEMIUM FUSSBUDGET INTERWEB OVERTHINK MICROBLOGGING SOCIAL MEDI GEOENGINEERING SOFT SKILLS AHJAVH-AHDIVW

What Shapes Our Language?

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How does our English evolve and what affects it? Learn how new words get added to the lexicon and how the language grows, shrinks, and changes with its usage and how new words are born.




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