DailyDirt: Making Up Words

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The English language creates new words all the time and steals words from other languages to bulk up its vocabulary. Maybe it's not fair to other languages, but then the consequences are that English grammar is highly irregular and correct spellings sometimes require knowledge of the word origins. Here are just a few interesting tidbits on creating new words. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: culturonomics, english, language, lingodroids, omg, words


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    silverscarcat (profile), 5 Dec 2012 @ 6:30pm

    English language

    Isn't it said that the English language takes other languages out on a date, then slips them a mickey, takes them out back, does horrible things to the language before walking off, whistling?

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