I love words. The English language is fascinating in its annoying complexity and diversity. In what other language could two opposite words, like ravel and unravel, mean the same thing? So when I saw a TED talk about what makes a word “real”, I just had to watch. I found some great new words to add to my vocabulary, like “multislacking” (one of my bad habits) and “adorkable” (what my better half, Cee, becomes when she starts talking about cameras.
The talk is about what makes words real and who decides what goes into our dictionaries. You’ll find some fascinating and funny words along the way. I hope you enjoy it.
(P.S. I still cannot accept that “drug” will ever be the past tense of the verb “drag” despite how many people use it incorrectly. I do, however, feel that “google” is a fine verb to use. It’s so much better to say that you googled something as opposed to looking it up on the internet.)
Hi. I’m Chris. I’m an introvert. All of my postings tend to reflect my introvert world in some way or another. Join me and like minded introverts for a special slant on the world.