Arnold Zwicky, a professor of linguistics at Stanford University, several years ago coined a term for the mistaken belief that a word is newer than it actually is – the recency illusion. This is an easy trap to fall into – many people feel that if a word is new to them that it must be […]
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'Slobber' is likely from the Dutch 'slobberen', which means 'walk through mud' and 'feed noisily'.