“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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