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Language Trends

Breaking: Teens Are Not Killing The English Language

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts

A subhead from a 1997 LA Times article on teens experimenting with a brand new language reads, “Technology: Messages made from numerals are popular ...

The Language Trend I've Finally Embraced

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 09.10.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

I am a lover of words. It says so in my bio and it has been going on for a very long time. I even made up the word ollymollymento somewhere in my sixth year of life. I'm not certain of its meaning, but I always liked the way it rolled off my tongue and sounded to my ear.

2013's Fashionable Words

Liz Neumark | Posted 03.19.2013 | Books
Liz Neumark

Fashionable words with brief lifespans are a 21st-century phenomenon, ushering in our slavery to concepts defining actions, thoughts and to some extent, professional (and perhaps personal) agendas.

Top Words Of 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

AUSTIN, Texas November 15, 2010 -- The Global Language Monitor has announced that Spillcam is the Top Word, Anger and Rage the Top Phrase and Chinese ...

He "Will Be Missed." Yeah? By Whom?

Susan Isaacs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Isaacs

For a democratic nation that considers itself the land of the free and home of the caring, "will be missed" is an oddly stiff, detached way of expressing loss.