"I", "we", "two" and "three" are among the most ancient, dating back tens of thousands of years.Here is my dilemma. who do I call to edit those words likely to become extinct?
Their computer model analyzes the rate of change of words in English and the languages that share a common heritage.The team says it can predict which words are likely to become extinct - citing "squeeze", "guts", "stick" and "bad" as probable first casualties."
See, I see nothing wrong with the word "squeeze". I like it. It sounds just like what it describes.
"Squeeze", means the squeaky will squeak.
So, keep "squeeze". Likewise the word "guts" is good. I have "guts". Ask momma. I can demand a belly rub after tearing a whole box of tissues. Momma says I have "guts"! And I also love "stick". All of those words have relevance and functionality.
I agree with losing the word bad. I am sick of that one. "Bad" girl... bad..... or as momma says it, wagging her finger "BAAAAAAD" . Ick. She almost sounds like a lamb. So yea, let's lose "bad".
While we are at it, let's clean house. Here is my best list for words that need to be eliminated
"puppy- mills" . Really. It is a misnomer. Those horrid places should be call "puppy death camps".
So let's eliminate that "term of art" which is a pathetic attempt at sanitizing the horrors of what it is... and why not just do away with the whole concept. Get rid of them. Who needs 'em?
If you have a soul, a brain, or a conscience you would not buy from them.... so are we all in agreement? Puppy-mills, words and places, need to be extinct. Done.
dusting my soap box.