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The Changing Nature of Language

I’ve had several encounters recently with people complaining about the way that English is changing. When I stop laughing, I feel a bit of frustration. One of the things that is a constant in language is that it changes. Exactly the same way that the rest of life changes.

 

There are the obvious changes that happen, like when a new technology shows up and we suddenly need new words to talk about it.

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