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How language has changed over the last 50 years

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Anton Tolic

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Every day we learn or speak new words, Whether it be slang or actual words that have a definition. Although most of them are not put in a dictionary and counted as an official word they are still words that we make.

A New Age of Speaking
Text Language
Over the past 50 years there has been some big changes in language and how we speak, but none are as revolutionary as text or the scientific name:short message service, which is now used by billions of people all over the globe. This easy way to have a conversation began in the 1980s when Friedhelm Hillebrand and Bernard Ghillebaert developed it. Today SMS is used so much that in 2010 6.1 TRILLION texts were sent. That's 193,000 texts PER SECOND. That's a lot of text.





According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition for slang is: “A type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.” This basically means an acronym, shorter than the actual word to save a few seconds of a precious life, it is also used to take serious out of the word and to use it in a playful way, people also adopt this to become different and slang can also be used for secret code-type words.
By Jem Simper-Brown and Anton Tolic
How Speech Has Changed Over the Last 50 Years
Slang
SLANG,THE OXFORD DICTIONARY, 2014, RETRIEVED ON THE 13/03/14, FROM:
HTTP://WWW.OXFORDDICTIONARIES.COM/DEFINITION/ENGLISH/SLANG?Q=SLANG


Most old phrases are going out the door. Being replaced with grammatically incorrect phrases that we use everyday. So some phrases that you might be saying wrong are...

"Chester draws." Correct phrase: "Chest of drawers."
"Runner-ups" Correct phrase: "Runners up"
"I could care less." Correct phrase: "I couldn't care less."

Although these are small errors, they are still incorrect. Society is accepting these incorrect statements, is this evolution of language helping us? or making us less intelligent?
Kicking out the old Words
Cultural and Religious Influence on language
Over the years religion has played a big part in the evolution of language. Words such as "Oh my god" and "Jesus Christ" are now greatly used in modern language. These words and more are supposed to be taking the lords name in vain, but due to so many people using it,only a small percentage of people still count it as disgracing god. Christianity is not the only religion/culture where their words are being abused. People are also stereotyping Arabic names such as Ali Abbas and Muhammed as "Terrorist names"
Words from now

Brooks,S,2013,17 Phrases you're probably saying wrong. From: http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/1003885/17-phrases-youre-probably-saying-wrong
Cell phone
USB
Texting
website
OMG
LOL
hardware
LCD
Input
Output
microwave
facebook
twitter
instagram
snapchat
barcode
console
These words and acronyms are used regularly and some of these new words are either brand names, emotions or verbs with a technological ring to it.
Extinct Aboriginal Languages
Over the last 50 years a lot of languages have become extinct, meaning no one speaks them anymore,many aboriginal languages have been lost, over 100 languages are either critically endangered or extinct. One of these languages is the language of the Kaurna people, this language is extinct no one who is alive today's knows the full language itself.
Extinct Aboriginal Languages, 2014, retrieved 26/03/14 from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinct_language
short message service 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Message_Service
Conclusion
In conclusion we think that language has changed dramatically over the last 50 years and will probably keep evolving as the modern language becomes whole.
Bibliography
SLANG,THE OXFORD DICTIONARY, 2014, RETRIEVED ON THE 13/03/14, FROM:
HTTP://WWW.OXFORDDICTIONARIES.COM/DEFINITION/ENGLISH/SLANG?Q=SLANG
short message service 2014. Retrieved March 24, 2014, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Message_Service

Brooks,S,2013,17 Phrases you're probably saying wrong. From: http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/1003885/17-phrases-youre-probably-saying-wrong
THANKS FOR WATCHING
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