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Tracking language evolution through Internet
March 7, 2003 9:08 AM   Subscribe

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posted by anathema (6 comments total)

 
How neat. I'm a quirkyalone, and when I don't go out with the roommates for lunch I eat al desko. ;)
posted by Foosnark at 9:48 AM on March 7, 2003


Nice. Was there another article posted recently similar to this? It went back in time with words usage in history, for example, popular words that sprang out from the revolutionary war.
posted by thomcatspike at 10:22 AM on March 7, 2003


word spy is a nifty link, but i'm afraid it might contribute to abominations like "chillaxin", which I've actually seen in use (ARGH!) and, which, at one point, was listed as a slang term in the Merriam-Webster's (they've since removed it, thank god).
posted by fishfucker at 12:05 PM on March 7, 2003


Google lawyers took exception to using "google" as anything but a trademarked proper name. Harmony was restored after McFedries agreed to reference the Google trademark on his site.
posted by walrus at 1:14 PM on March 7, 2003


Chillax fish, it's a perfectly cromulent word, albeit a craptastic one.
posted by mkn at 6:11 PM on March 7, 2003


Wordspy: argle-bargle, or foo-faraw...?
posted by davidmsc at 6:19 PM on March 7, 2003


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