Apr 24, 2013

The 10 best words the internet has given English
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English: So many words to keep track of!.

English: So many words to keep track of!. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Like the author of this post, Tom Chatfield, I am intrigued by the way some words become integrated into our vocabularies. He has put together a great list of ten words we gained due to their widespread popularity – and because of the internet. From avatars to geeks…and eight words in between – this is a great read! ~ Jenn

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 I’ve been an etymology addict since I was a teenager, and especially love unpicking technological words.

It’s a great reminder of how messily human the stories behind even our sleekest creations are – not to mention delightful curiosities in their own right.

 

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via The 10 best words the internet has given English | Books | guardian.co.uk.

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Jennifer G. Hanford

Jennifer G. Hanford is the owner and managing director of j+ Media Solutions, which offers social and content solutions for businesses of all sizes. She also contributes articles for SteamFeed and Social Media Club.
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Jennifer G. Hanford is the owner and managing director of j+ Media Solutions, which offers social and content solutions for businesses of all sizes. She also contributes articles for SteamFeed and Social Media Club.

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