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Although Curzan says some may worry these words signify a "breakdown of grammar" or a "lazy, sloppy use of language," she insists there's no reason to despair. "To be a living language is to be changing," she explains, and that's what makes these new words OK. Also, because fun.    (end of article)

[Originally published in February, 2014.]

 

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