When Words Die
When Words Die by Robert Fulford [nationalpost via courtneylewis] This is from a while back, but I found it to be a fun read. While our internet-driven world is providing us with ample new words and acronyms daily, what is happening to all of the words we are abandoning?
"Shouldn't we have a category for endangered words? Perhaps we need a system of adopting words to keep them safe and well, the way people adopt favourite stretches of highway. We would sign up, promise to use our chosen words as often as possible and of course object when they are misused or threatened with abandonment."Genius!