Today crusaders, we’re faced with a conundrum. On the one hand, we have what would appear to be an unassailable fact — the importance of words has never been clearer.
Yesterday, Merriam-Webster announced their “Word of the Year” for 2016, and a more fitting word you’d be hard-pressed to find. The winner–surreal–perfectly summarizes how a lot of us are feeling about the past 12 months.
Here at 2WC we love a good turn of phrase. I don’t know about you, but I for one am always chomping at the bit for a well-placed play on words.
The English language, along with every other modern language, is an ever evolving entity. Some additions are harder to stomach than others (lol is an acronym not a word), but change is as much a part of language as it is all aspects of life.
As we approach the end of the year we’ve talked about all kinds of words that have defined 2013. Be they vague (science) or narcissistic (selfie), this year just wouldn’t have been the same without them. Then there are those words whose mere utterance inspire daydreams of random acts of violence against those that insist…