“Epic” New ways with old words

English language

“Epic” New ways with old words
by Arlene Miller AKA the Grammar Diva

The English language is alive and well—and changing. And that is probably a good thing, as much as grammarians like me resist some of these changes. However, this post isn’t about grammar and punctuation “rules” changing (they really don’t change that often); it is about words themselves adapting to societal changes. Think about George Orwell’s 1984: Big Brother was trying to make the language smaller because the fewer ways we have to express ourselves, the fewer feelings, thoughts, and opinions . . .

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