Category Archives: Language and Communication

Covering changes and advancements in words and lexicons.

Warning For Writers of the Future

Dear writer of the past, It is now tomorrow, and you are no longer necessary. Thank you for all your contributions to humanity. You did a great job. But it’s time to move on and find something else to do. … Continue reading

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The Bronze Age Bible and the Digital Debate: These Words May Be Forever, But This Sentence Is Not

I have some bad news for wannabe and up-and-coming prophets. Your words are not eternal. At least not anymore. Humanity no longer has a sense of “forever,” especially with the data it collects. Information is now temporary and relative. People … Continue reading

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Word of the Year – More Like Word of the Century

Dictionary.com has seen the future. They picked their word of the year for 2011, but it should really be our word for the next 100 years. “Tergiversate” means to quickly and rapidly change your loyalties and affiliations. The signs are … Continue reading

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Our Next Lexical Gap – When Books No Longer Come Between Two Covers

Many books nowadays have movie posters as their front covers. But what if a book was a movie? What if you watched your book like a film? Does that still count as reading? Writing and publishing are technologies. This means … Continue reading

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We Need to Invent New Emoticons

Late adopters are thoughtful people. We don’t just jump on any bandwagon that rolls through the internet. We wait. We observe. We calculate and analyze. And then we jump on the bandwagon. I am a late adopter and didn’t use … Continue reading

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