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Word development

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:28 pm

I know most of you guys don't dig this jive, and I use it very sparingly. Still, it's interesting to watch as a petri dish of word evolution and devolution in short spaces of time. reminds me of CB craze and that radio jargon, e.g. "Be" used for all tenses, similar to Ebonics.

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Re: Word development

Postby Slava » Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:13 am

Then again, as the author states, the word isn't a word, it's a symbol. So why is it being considered a word, I ask? It may be the most commonly used thing, but that doesn't make it a word.
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Re: Word development

Postby bnjtokyo » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:43 am

Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I, Act 5, Scene 1
Falstaff, in his examination of "honour" provides a useful definition of a word:
". . . What is
honour? a word. What is in that word honour? what
is that honour? air. A trim reckoning!"

I submit that the "heart" imogi lacks the critical element of an oral/aural presentation.

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