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This week, our word radar pinged a number of newer words notable not for their outright novelty, but because they appear to be showing some staying power. Nonce words and neologisms are always interesting, but it’s also exciting to observe words when they begin take hold in the language through meaningful use and widespread contexts. […]more
In the world of social media, nothing remains static for too long. The same is true for language, so it’s not surprising that Internet language is ever evolving. In the case of the microblogging platform Tumblr, their community of users employs a special set of terminology to describe various actions and features on the site, […]more
There is nothing, it seems, that the Internet loves so much as… well, cats falling off draining boards, but second to that, it’s abbreviations. As technology and social media expand, and communities continue to grow across the Internet, so language and language use develop and adapt to cater to new situations. From Twitterati to netiquette, a […]more