What’s in a word?
I’m always intrigued by the way words and letters of the English language undergo continuous change in usage and meaning. Now I assume you might expect me to draw up a list to demonstrate these alterations.
Well I don’t want to disappoint, but the list would probably run the length of the page and beyond and still not include your favourite. However I will cite a couple.
Here is a word that once was seldom heard and only seen in relation to natural calamities; earthquakes Tsunamis and the like.
Awesome described the military power of a war mongering nation. Or the destructive outcome of a nuclear bomb. These days everything is awesome.
Serf or surf. The noun is still stuck in the 16th century. However the verb has migrated from the beach to the computer as an adjunct of the worldwide web.
That brings us directly to the humble “W”. Once just an onomatopoeic twin brother of U and half the brand name of a Nazi bred car, now familiar in triplet form as WWW.
While more attention-grabbing than KKK, it won’t leave you hanging. (no apology for the Dad joke)
How about the word professional? Today so commonly abbreviated to “pro”.
The abbreviation can describe ladies of the night providing special services or voice artists offering Professional Voice Over Services. (More Dad or dud humour?)
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