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How Grammar Has Changed Generationally

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Nov 23, 2016 7:30:00 AM

 

When sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner this year, you can describe the meal as scrumptious and know none of your older family members can accuse you of making up words.

Since 2000, Oxford English Dictionary has made quarterly amendments to revise, update, and add new entries. This accelerated cadence is surely a sign of how quickly our language is morphing, growing, and if you ask older generations – falling apart!

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Topics: slang, trends in language

Merriam Webster and OED Are Off the Chain!

Posted by Julie DeSilva   Jan 31, 2012 5:30:00 AM

In 2011 Merriam-Webster added more than 150 new words to the dictionary, including social media and bromance. And the Oxford English Dictionary added such phrases as light-bulb moment and environmentally unfriendly.

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Topics: vocabulary, dictionary, trends in language

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