Bringing back old words

web-word-warriors-superstock-gettySo here’s a wonderful article I read recently in The Independent newspaper in the UK. Well, I think it’s wonderful.

Wayne State University in Michigan is bucking the trend of bringing new words into the lexicon, and instead encourages people to bring back old words which have fallen out of use.

So no more selfie and totes amazeballs (oh good lord, don’t even start me on that one… my AJE newsroom rant on it is legendary for those who witnessed it).

Instead we could have caterwaul (a shrill howling or wailing noise) or perhaps opsimath (a person who begins to study late in life).

Read the full article here

Bringing back old words

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