Language evolution marks where we’ve been, where we’re headed




If people who love technology are called techies and people who love food are called foodies, then people who enjoy words must be wordies. I’m a wordie.

Words are not only intriguing but revealing. Words and phrases are to language what bread crumbs were to Hansel and Gretel. They say something about where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

A new phrase getting a lot of traffic these days is “low-information voter.” I like it. But I always wonder exactly who they are and whether they know who they are. This could be a case of everybody thinking it is everybody else.

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