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FYI: English language continues to evolve – OMG! (via Slouching towards Thatcham)

Love this. Can it really be true that Shakespeare invented the word “road”? What did the Romans call them?

FYI: English language continues to evolve - OMG! The folks over at the Oxford English Dictionary published their latest updates to the OED today, revising and adding to a language which already contains more than 600,000 recorded words. Among the new inductees are some real corkers. Several modern day initialisms – abbreviations consisting of the initial letters of a name or expression – such as OMG (oh my God), LOL (laughing out loud), FYI (for your information), TMI (too much information), IM … Read More

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6 Responses

  1. I was having this discussion with a co-worker more than 6 years ago and he made the quite convincing point that language has always evolved, and will continue to do so. I still have a hard time accepting such atrocities as LOL and OMG finding their way into my beloved OED. Oh well, I can drown my sorrows in a TH coffee that I picked up at the drive thru.

  2. Chazz says:

    Hey. Hey. It’s okay, man. Were gonna get through this together. Everything is going to be okay.

  3. Proud to be on the Blog Roll. “Kevin Smith Glee Club” – love it!

    My blog is going to see some politics in the next six weeks due to the election but I’m hoping to use that as an opportunity to feign intellect.

    Working on the Big Idea as well. As my wife definitely doesn’t read the comments on the blogs I read I can divulge that I am taking 10 months of voice lessons (January to end of October) and am going to surprise her with a live performance of 3 songs: 1 with a full band (All Uncovered by The Watchmen), 1 a capella (yikes! Between the Wars by Billy Bragg), and 1 piano/guitar/voice song (Lucky by Bif Naked). In addition, I’m filming every lesson and getting lots of additional footage along the way and I’m cutting it into a documentary (tentatively titled “The Anniversary Present”).

    Ta da!

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  6. Chazz says:

    Andrew, that sounds like an awesome idea. That has real potential. I’m much less imaginative when I give my wife gifts…so I will not tell her about your project.

    Ladies and gentlemen! A film by Andrew F. Butters! Shaming husbands everywhere!

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