Monday, August 31, 2009

twitter kids coin new words

As youngsters spend more and more time chatting to their friends online, so they have tended to express themselves in language that mirrors everyday speech more closely.
Some words are contractions of expressions that have themselves only just become established online, most notably 'noob', for those who cannot be bothered to say – or more probably to write – 'newbie'.

D: I guess the word for Avalon means apple too but originally meant all fruit in Celtic.
I'm watching a TV series on the history of English and its evolution.
It is the structure and not the vocabulary that carried it through.
Cultural dominance can be indicated by metronyms.
The French contributed fruit, which displaced avalon. Avalon was demoted to a niche.

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