“A language is a very democratic thing. People who use it own it. No royalty or committee can dictate it. Some may try to dam its flow, but they rarely succeed. If people find a word useful, they’ll use it, even if they have to borrow it from another language. If they need a word to describe something new, they will coin a word for it. Sometimes they repurpose existing words for new purposes. So grows language.”
—Anu Garg, writer, word lover and founder, Wordsmith.org
• Editorial Comment: No stopping it.
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