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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Journalism: The Evolving Lexicon
Each year, journalists publish and evaluate the new additions to major English dictionaries. These additions represent the pulse of our evolving tongue, for better or for worse. Read the articles below and assess the new waves of vocabulary. Then, develop your own journalistic proposal: suggest 5 words to be added next year, and invent 5 words (in the spirit of schadenfreude and culacino) that pinpoint meanings for which single terms do not exist.